By: Diane Benjamin
Funny how the Wildwood property was redeveloped without any incentives from government. Probably the only place in Bloomington where capitalism still reigns. (From the Pantagraph story)
The huge east-side TIF will get approved. It will create a slush fund for the City to use however it wants – in the TIF district. Friends of government will be lining up for handouts.
Kroger is getting tax incentives to move from Normal and build in Bloomington!
All the rest of you chumps get to pay higher taxes since you aren’t on the “best friends” list.
David Hales is going to present the 2017 budget. Funny how that’s all the packet says, no details. It must be a surprise. Anybody think it will balance? Maybe Tari will claim again that expenses go up 2% every year. (Nothing can be cut!)
On more item:
Tari is claiming roads have been neglected for a generation. Karen Schmidt has been on the Council since 1999. David Sage has been on since 2007. Fruin was on the Council from 1995-2003, then came back in 2007. Did Schmidt, Sage, or Fruin ever say the budgets they approved didn’t spend enough on roads?
The truth is the City chose not to spend money on roads. It’s much more glamorous to “gift” citizens with things they don’t want.
Blame to REAL culprits Tari. Of course, your legacy will be raising taxes for things citizens expect government to do – like roads.
Past Council just didn’t have the guts to gouge citizens for essential services.
Tari, citizens would at least have a little faith in you if you fired the Coliseum management. If you sign a new contract with them, announce soon that you aren’t running again.