I just sent this press release to numerous local media:
September 2, 2016
Bloomington City Manager
David Hales needs to step down immediately
Last week I obtained concession sale documents from the US Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington Il. These documents were only obtained because of a Freedom of Information lawsuit I filed Pro-se in September of 2015.
Concession Sales were never audited during the 10 years Central Illinois Arena Management was contracted to manage the arena. Even though the Management Agreement spells out what percentage of sales was to be paid to the City of Bloomington, under City Manager David Hales the concession commissions were never verified.
My calculations show that up to $447,318 may be due to Bloomington taxpayers. This is only for three years: 2013-2015.
Today I am calling for the immediate resignation of David Hales due to his failure to protect taxpayer dollars. He has been City Manager for more than 7 years and never checked the CIAM commissions paid to the City.
I am also calling for a State Police investigation of all operations concerning Central Illinois Arena Management and David Hales. Failure to secure public funds by the City of Bloomington makes them unfit to audit and investigate fraud on taxpayer’s behalf.
Mayor Tari Renner needs to explain why an investigation never took place when former Alderwoman Judy Stearns stated the facts in 2014 and was promised an investigation would take place. The entire City Council, with the exception of Kevin Lower, are culpable as well for ignoring Stearns call.
All documentation is included in this story: https://blnnews.com/2016/08/26/bombshell-sit-down-before-reading/