By: Diane Benjamin
The only Regular Agenda item tonight for the Bloomington City Council is the race to debt. (Capital Improvement Plan)
For decades essential spending on roads, sewers, pensions, and maintenance have been neglected for “Quality of Life” items.
Now, in an obvious election year proposal, the Council will debate borrowing money to fix everything at once. Bring on the union labor (and votes).
This one page is all you need to know: page 140 http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=11280
It’s Home Rule that provides no debt limit. Taxes can be raised at will – this Council has plenty of WILL to fleece you so pet projects don’t get cuts.
Where do you think that “stable revenue stream without reducing critical operations” is going to come from?
Existing taxes? Dream on!
Now that Diana Hauman has announced she is running for Mayor, when will Tari drop out?
This is Tari’s year #4. The roads are only marginally better. Taxes have increased everywhere. Bloomington is spiraling down, except for subsidized businesses. Numerous Open Meetings Act violations are pending against Renner, then add his comments here that led to his censure. Tari must have figured out he is cooked.
Enter Hauman, exit Renner.