By: Diane Benjamin
The Central Illinois Regional Airport has their new website: CIRA.com
Meeting dates, agenda’s, minutes etc can be found under “About the Airport” and then “Airport Authority”.
Since I haven’t had time to follow them lately, I clicked on the November minutes and found this under Public Comments:
I had an email exchange with Fran Strebing, Deputy Director of Marketing for CIRA about the soccer fields. I wondered if the FAA might change their mind about kicking them off the property under the new administration. Here’s Fran’s response: (click to enlarge)
build new fields,
be ready to leave the airport property.
Instead, they spent FIVE years waiting for government to raise taxes and build fields for them.
This makes voting in a few months easy.
Who is going to raise taxes before the election?
Who is planning on raising them after the election to fund “Community Fields” because these people did nothing to raise the money themselves?
I have nothing against soccer, but it isn’t government’s job to force everybody to pay for what your kids may participate in for a few years.
You had FIVE years!