By: Diane Benjamin
The below is from last years financial statements. It is reflected on two pages (197 and 198) making it impossible to read, so I retyped the info. Original link: http://www.cityblm.org/home/showdocument?id=12330
Traffic at the library is down, but circulation is up and down. Is it books? music? videos? We don’t know, but obviously free works.
The Cultural District and Coliseum cost you many millions of dollars every year – including higher taxes to pay for the buildings.
How can the “people per event” numbers be justified? (I added them, of course they weren’t in the statements) The entire City of Bloomington has to pay entertainment expenses for a small number of people!
How is that fair?
If events without many attendees are making the stats look bad, why are they being held?
It must be government’s gift to the citizens who don’t know they are paying for it!
Now you do know, so what are you going to do about it?