By: Diane Benjamin
Four years ago only 9,719 voted for mayor in Bloomington
Four years ago only 4,403 voted for mayor in Normal
Bloomington had 46,740 registered voters
Normal had 57,279 registered voters
Besides the obvious question about Normal having more registered voters with a smaller population, where were the voters?
Local elections are in April so you don’t vote!
April was set on purpose so the population is too sick of elections to vote.
They know most voters will stay home.
They know you don’t know who is running for school boards – the vast majority of your Property Tax bill.
They know you think local elected people care about their community and will make good decisions.
District 87 just raised your property taxes.
Heartland raised your property taxes.
Bloomington wants a new library, new City Hall, Community Center, new Public Works building, and a downtown hotel.
Normal wants a new library, Uptown 2.0, and a multi-million dollar underpass.
Don’t forget the new soccer complex both want you to fund!
The real Quality of Life is how much of your money you get to keep.
Meanwhile, your roads are falling apart because the winners always have other priorities.
Those who don’t vote tomorrow are the reason your priorities aren’t government’s priorities.
April 4th should be local SHAME DAY.
All voters who stay home are to blame.
How many people are YOU going to get to the polls?