By: Diane Benjamin
A month or so ago I heard a rumor about the City of Bloomington’s garbage trucks. The rumor was that at least some of the trucks were ordered with air conditioning by mistake. When the trucks arrived the air conditioner was taken out.
So, I did a FOIA request:
A few days later I got the invoices – a lot of them. That’s when the chart came in handy. The invoices only matched the chart they provided for ONE vehicle. Some of the invoices had no description of the work done.
I emailed them back asking for the rest of the invoices and details on the invoices that didn’t have them. Today I got this response:
So, either they are
hiding that information
or their record keeping is so bad they can’t find the invoices.
Which do you think it is?
When we can’t get answers, we fill in the blanks ourselves.
Maybe Normal could give Bloomington classes on transparency!