By: Diane Benjamin
I have no idea why Bloomington needed a new website. The one they had worked far better than others in the area – especially the McLean County website.
They built a new one anyway. Since I am a programmer, I know it’s very difficult to find all the problems when launching extensive changes.
Instead of posting the problems here, I sent the IT department an email through the City website last night:
This morning I got a nice response from IT – except for one thing:
Last year with salary and benefits, Nora was paid $82,965.55.
Is Nora part of the IT department now and the missing links are her fault, or is she paid to monitor all internal communications?
How about communicating to the citizens why the financial statements for the year ended 4/30/2016 haven’t been released!
I believe her position was justified with “every large organization has a communications manager”. Every large organization wouldn’t be operating with NO financial information! City Council: How can you make decisions with NO data?
I know the State Police is still investigating at the Coliseum, maybe we should assume the City is being investigated as well and they aren’t allowed to release the financial statements.
Hey – if they won’t say why the statements are 8 months late, we can make up our own story!
There is NOTHING better than information that’s a year old when deciding how to spend money!
The Illinois Policy Institute needs to repossess that transparency award.