By: Diane Benjamin
Today I was in court again with my case against the City of Bloomington concerning the Coliseum. This time the City declared they won’t fight my rights to the documents, but they don’t have them.
The lawyer for CIAM must not know Executive Sessions (the City’s secret meetings) are supposed to be a secret! He babbled on about meeting with the Council last Monday and being told the City wasn’t going to defend my case. He almost sounded like the meeting got heated.
So, for more than a year the City has refused my Freedom of Information requests, and now they admit defeat. That defeat comes even before the case is heard.
Anyway, I won the right to the hearing on Friday – complete the City Manager David Hales testifying under oath! Before that happens, I have to defeat one more motion from the Coliseum lawyer – a Motion to Dismiss. I will just say I’m not worried about it.
The hearing is at 9:00 am Friday in Courtroom 5D. Citizens are welcome to attend! What will Hales think while testifying before a room full of taxpayers? (Today I had two present)
The Law and Justice Center isn’t a scary place, but you will have to go through security. I suggest not wearing a belt – I wore one once that set off the metal detector. Take the elevator to the fifth floor, take a right – it’s the last courtroom on the right.
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