By: Diane Benjamin
All the way back in October of 2000, Tari Renner had his students do a survey of Bloomington residents about building an arena on the EAST side.
63% opposed a tax increase to build it. The estimate to build it was only $25 million. Renner lamented the questions asked were worded negatively.
Judy Markowitz had an 81% approval rating at the time. She claimed she didn’t want a tax increase either – the revenue from the arena would pay the bonds. (stop laughing now)
The Council vote didn’t take place until December of 2003. So, who voted for it?
I wonder what Mike Matejka’s approval rating is?
Government obviously isn’t capable of BIG, their activities are meant to be limited. If the Council in 2003 knew that, the citizens today wouldn’t be losing millions because of their ineptness.
Elections have consequences!
Unless you want more Coliseums, vote for candidates who aren’t thinking BIG! They will use your money to make their dreams come true.
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