By: Diane Benjamin
Something happened at the Bloomington Council meeting last night that wasn’t on the agenda! I hope the Live Stream is permanently repaired before the next meeting. It didn’t work last night.
Tom Dabareiner, Community Development, stated that a meeting will be held on September 22nd – but it’s only for the downtown stake holders. These folks want downtown developed, so they are meeting to decide priorities and how much of your money they need to accomplish the task.
Back up a few years to all the Master Plans the City passed. Every one was sold as advisory. They never were advisory. Now the City is plotting to padlock all future councils to their plans. That’s what the Capital Plan discussion made clear. All future spending needs to be locked in by this left-wing Council – just in case they get wiped out next April.
Every plan the City has brought forth since Renner became Mayor was a long-range plan to keep control of the City agenda long after he is gone.
The next Mayor needs to shelve the Master Plans and concentrate on essential services. Central Planning never works. Citizens will not bend to the will of government – unless forced. Is that what you plan Mayor?
See Dabareiner here – just hit play:
The only mention of the Coliseum was during Public Comment.
Public comment started at 12:48. Besides the Coliseum, 3 speakers spoke about the Connect Transit route changes. As I’ve said before, Connect Transit exists so bureaucrats have jobs. The speakers made it clear the new routes weren’t made for their benefit – or the benefit of other riders they know are struggling. The City increased funding to Connect Transit, so the comments to the Council were valid. They also need to be made in front of the Connect transit Board. (if a bus goes there and is on time)