By: Diane Benjamin
Below are some clips from last nights Bloomington City Council meeting. The comedy show started with the Alderman’s names being incorrect on the board that shows the votes. Bloomington 101 had changed them to their participants, but nobody bothered to change them back. Every vote reflected names of people not on the Council. One voice vote was taken, one vote had only Alderman Lower voting no, all other votes were unanimous.
Just hit play, the video is cued and ready to be watched.
Alderman Joni Painter:
The library needs an increase because in 2008 when the economy crashed people were lined up to use the computers. She thinks the library needs the money so they are ready for the next crash.
Alderman Scott Black:
Scott’s vision for the City: Big Bold Visionary plans for a combined City Hall, Library, and Civic Center so citizens can take full advantage of government services. City buildings need “adjusted”. Note to Scott: This is why government officials can’t work together. Bold and visionary is NOT the job of government. The last time Bloomington tried it a Coliseum was born. How’s that working?
Mayor Tari Renner
Tari claims the City is doing the same job with 100 fewer employees – from 850 to 750. See this post: https://blnnews.com/2015/04/06/how-many-employees-does-bloomington-have/ In 2014 the number of Full and Part time employees reported to the State was 635. Now Bloomington has 750 Tari?
Alderman Amelia Buragus:
About the resolution demanding the State pay Connect Transit: All citizens need to demand payment to keep this essential service operating. (“Eventually you run out of other people’s money” is a foreign concept)
More on the meeting next