UPDATE: See what the 2010 Plan cost HERE
By: Diane Benjamin
Under Tari Renner, taxpayers have been forced to pay for plan after plan after plan. Departments have been dragging their multi-million dollar plans in front of the Council for months while Tari claims it’s all a wish list.
The wish of the next Mayor and Council might be to shelve Tari’s wish lists in favor of actually performing essential services!
David Hales has a new Request for Proposal on the City website: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/Components/RFP/RFP/412/
Since employees aren’t capable of planning, why have them? Outsource everything to consultants!
More likely, this is how money is funneled from your pocket to like-minded people with shiny paper and Power Point software.
See this page of the City website: http://www.cityblm.org/government/advanced-components/documents/-folder-107
A Parks Master Plan is already listed! Click on the link and surprise: It’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan!
This plan is from 2010 (Steve Stockton was mayor), so its way too old to use. (cough)
Take a look at it – Bloomington needs a Community Center, a Sports Complex, Family Aquatics Facility, and a Dog Park. If you’ve paid attention – all these wishes have been mentioned at Council lately.
All those pretty Master Plans won’t happen because there isn’t any money. In a few years, if Renner is still Mayor, the plans will need updated again.
Plan, Plan, Plan. Accomplish nothing! How many roads could have been fixed with what those plans cost? Central Planning fails every time – it merely redistributes needed money to people who make a living from government planning.
What does the City Manager do – other than hire consultants?
Ready to dump these folks yet?
Tari and other mayoral candidates spoke at the GOP breakfast this morning. I hear he referred to a “nasty blog”. Thanks Tari, that means you know A LOT of people are reading.