By: Diane Benjamin
Stories about millennials NOT wanting to live downtown have been circulating on the Internet since 2015. The PLANNERS were wrong.
Tari can’t be happy.
I wonder if his weekly meetings with the City reporter will be cancelled!
Tari’s theory of downtown being Bloomington’s future just took a blow. He can build a new Hotel, and new Library, a new City Hall, A new Public Works Facility – all downtown – and downtown will still not be Bloomington’s future.
It turns out kids have the same dreams of a yard for kids and dogs and home ownership every other generation had.
If people really wanted to live downtown, Ensenbergers would be sold out by now. It isn’t.
What else is Tari wrong about?
It would be easier to list what he is right about.
When I think of something, I will update this story.
Bloomington might want to re-think the Metro Zone. Yesterday I was forced to drive on Wylie Drive which is partially in Bloomington and partially in Normal.
I don’t need to get a horse, Wylie Drive is a concrete road that feels just like riding one. It is actually worse than GE Road and Hershey north of GE.
If Bloomington makes up with Normal, they would be sharing the cost to fix Wylie Drive!
Why are contractors allowed to create really crappy roads with no consequences?
Maybe it’s those huge empty buses destroying the roads. Somebody needs to do a study. (eye-roll)
One more thing:
I drove Oakland from the far east side all the way to Morris Avenue. East of Main Street I saw LOTS of Kevin Lower signs. West of Main Renner had some signs. Don’t people on the west side know the Renner policies and tax increases have hit them the hardest? They drive cars, but now gas costs more. They pay for Gas, Water, Telecommunication, Electric, and Municipal Gas – Tari is making them pay more! The 1% Sales Tax grabbed even more of their money!
Obviously the west side isn’t as prosperous as the east side. Voting for Renner will guarantee they stay that way.