Were these minutes ever approved by the Council?
By: Diane Benjamin
On February 20, 2015, the Bloomington City Council held a special meeting to CENSURE Tari Renner for his vile comments made on this site.
The minutes have been missing ever since, a Freedom of Information Request had to be sent to obtain them. Luckily, these minutes summarize what the Public said, unlike the minutes now. The very not-transparent City of Bloomington doesn’t believe comments made by citizens should be part of the public written history. Thank you Tari Renner – the change was made under Mayor Transparency’s leadership.
The minutes show a comment made by Tari Renner’s campaign treasurer – Rob Fazzini. That would be the same former alderman who claimed a gas tax doesn’t raise the price of gas.
Read the minutes below or see the PDF Censure Meeting Minutes
Also below is a video which contains more information and the comments made by the Council. It was put together by a concerned citizen.
To understand the timeline, the censure meeting happened on February 21, 2015.
The story from yesterday, where the video clearly shows Renner making sure one of his IWU students got the opportunity to attack Judy Stearns, happened JANUARY 26,2015: https://blnnews.com/2017/03/22/question-taris-character/
On FEBRUARY 9, 2015 Tari recruited 2 IWU students, Brexton Issac and his girlfriend Annie Kehler, to attack Judy Stearns at the meeting. The following day I wrote a story called “Does Tari Know Judy Isn’t running?” https://blnnews.com/2015/02/10/does-tari-know-that-judy-isnt-running/
I wrote the story because I couldn’t fathom why Tari launched these attacks on Judy when she had already announced she wasn’t running for reelection months before.
This is the story Tari made his vile comments on – the comment is still there.
Why did Tari recruit kids to attack Judy in both January and February?
The censure ONLY happened because the public demanded the Council hold Tari accountable.
Censure minutes 2/21/15: