Evidently WJBC isn’t doing podcasts today – no Karch interview available.
By: Diane Benjamin
Kevin Lower ran for mayor on fixing the streets. Tari did too but, but unlike Lower – Tari wasn’t telling you the truth.
This morning, Public Works director Jim Karch was on WJBC. The ONLY money Bloomington is spending on streets is what Tari got by raising your taxes: Motor Fuel Tax and 1/4% of the Sales Tax increase.
All those other taxes you pay expecting them to go to essential services – like roads – don’t.
Money previously spent on roads from the taxes already collected is conveniently diverted elsewhere.
Karch claimed his department could handle around $8,000,000 a year to fix the roads. Instead, the City is giving him $3.8. That is just enough to keep the roads in poor condition.
Refer back to this story: https://blnnews.com/2017/05/16/the-media-must-have-left-early/
The plan is to spend a lot of money in 2018 and tons more in 2020. Why?
Because the next local elections are early in 2019 and 2021. Voters will be programmed to think the current Council and Tari Renner are doing a great job!
In reality both are keeping the roads poor so they can look like heroes later. Some roads will be better, but most will remain pothole alignment and tire killers.
The voters that sit out local elections do so because they are manipulated to stay home.
When WJBC posts the podcast, I will add it here. I hope Jim doesn’t get fired for telling the truth!