By: Diane Benjamin
The video from last night’s Normal Council meeting is now available.
People speaking during public comment are not required by law to give their address!
Chris Koos told them they did, 3 speakers complied. Don’t comply in the future – it’s intimidation.
No representatives from the Police and Fire unions showed up to protest hiring consultants when their pensions are in jeopardy.
Marc Tiritilli, unannounced candidate for mayor, spoke during public comment at 11:44. Just hit play below. 2 others spoke before Marc – all against spending money on a consultant for the underpass. The Council passed it anyway. Discussion confirmed they will be seeking Federal Funding. (Make the whole country pay for your wants)
Two council people were absent. Why? NO clue.
The video quality is poor – it looks filmed through a filter. Bloomington’s is much clearer.
See Cheryl Gaines comments at 42:30. She’s a big believer in only government can create economic development. She thinks the almost $1.5 million the uptown TIF raised this year will be a windfall for other agencies when the TIF ends. It’s actually peanuts after Unit 5 takes almost half and the rest is spread out.
Watch the comments after Gaines too. Debt doesn’t matter when they are investing the future. The comments show how we got to almost $20 Trillion in debt as a nation. Let future generations pay.