By: Diane Benjamin
Alderman Mboka Mwilambwe is running for re-election with 3 people challenging him. The voters in Ward 3 need to know his voting record before deciding if he should be back on the Council May 1st.
Mwilambwe voted for the 4% Amusement Tax:
Mwilambwe voted for the .04 per gallon Gas Tax:
Mwilambwe voted against the 1% Sales Tax increase – read the discussion at the above link for more insight:
Mwilambwe voted to buy the decrepit Sugar Creek Packing property: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=8945
Mwilambwe voted to buy the property on North Main almost a year ago for $1,400,00 for no apparent reason: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=10035
In 2014, then Alderwoman Judy Stearns demanded concessions at the Coliseum be investigated when the CIAM contract was revised for amateur hockey. Only Stearns and Lower took the time to investigate the problems I filed a court case over. Keep in mind the State Police are still investigating. Mwilambwe didn’t care. He voted to approve the change without investigating the issue first. See this post: https://blnnews.com/2016/08/26/bombshell-followup-revisit-april-14-2014/
May 9, 2016 Mwilambwe voted to raise David Hales salary: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=10431
I could make this list of votes MUCH longer!
Ward 3 has a much better alternative: Gary Lambert
Gary has attended 90% of the City Council meetings in the past 4 years. He has been a voice of reason during Public Comment. See one of Gary’s comments on this post from 10/24/2016 at 31:28: https://blnnews.com/2016/10/25/boring-predictable-council-meeting/
You can contact Gary at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also note Kevin Lower voted NO on every issue.