By: Diane Benjamin
Monday night the Council is holding a Special Session with secret meeting (Executive Session), a Work Session, and the Council meeting.
Theme for the work session:
Ever program must pay for itself (except the Coliseum)
No, the Coliseum isn’t on the agenda. They can lose as much money as they want and nobody makes a peep.
Meanwhile, those lease holders at Lake Bloomington aren’t paying for City services. Their septic systems aren’t good enough. Evidently the County gets the property tax money and don’t share. Got a For Sale sign up yet? The Work Session is just discussion, the regular Council Meeting has some action listed. Wait for the presentations at both meetings, the packet isn’t telling the whole story.
The downtown bar owners aren’t paying for the police who have to handle their drunks.
Hire-back will be discussed at the Work Session starting at 5:15. No action will be taken. Downtown hire-back has been talked about for years, it joins the ranks of solid waste at the top of “Let’s talk it to death, maybe do something, then realize we didn’t do enough, let’s talk some more”.
Next, a Regular Council meeting at 7:00.
The Library is presenting their annual report. Visitors may be down, but programs are up (mostly). Give people free stuff and they take it! Somehow they don’t equate taxes going up with their free stuff. Expansion is needed for more programs, government must entertain!
Go to this link:
|12/21/2015 City Council Regular Meeting Packet|
Page 18. The City has changed how they post documents. Maybe it saves them hard drive space, maybe it makes it harder to link to information. Another mystery. Anyway, once you click on the link a PDF will open.
Remember how health insurance was supposed to be cheaper under Obamacare? Not so much. On the agenda for Monday:
Nobody will mention those increasing costs since it’s on the consent agenda. Bury and pass!
Still on the Consent Agenda: