By: Diane Benjamin
The local area has THREE agencies coordinating economic development: B-N Convention and Visitors Bureau, BN Advantage, and the Economic Development Council.
There is MUCH more to this story – but not today.
The Bloomington Normal Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has another committee nobody has ever heard of:
Sports Commission Board
The Board members aren’t listed on the website. People who attended their last meeting on May 17th are listed in the minutes: 5.17.17-Sports-Commission-board-Minutes
ATTENDEES: Matt Hawkins, Jon Althoff, Mike Wagner, Denise Balagna, Beth Sauser, Kathleen Lorenz, Leanna Bordner, Cary Frey, Jon Voegele, Steve Newman, Julia Turner, Doug Damery, Katie Kim, and Brie Lohr.
Katie Kim of the Kim Group from Peoria is promoting the huge west-side sports complex behind closed doors. You aren’t suppose to know the details of the May 17th meeting. If government wanted you to know the details, they would have hit the media by now. The below is from the minutes:
These few paragraphs have more information than anything previously released to the public.
Remember, Kim has made the same presentation to the EDC, Chamber of Commerce, Council members, Hotel Lodging Association, and BN Advantage. They all love the idea!
She also made the presentation to the CVB. Do you know who the Board members of the CVB are?
Not surprising – it’s a bunch of Council members and a Mayor.
Points to Ponder:
-I wonder if the West Side Revitalization project wants farm land on the other side of an Interstate Highway revitalized.
-We heard talk of an indoor ice rink and fields for soccer and lacrosse. Now they are talking about indoor swimming and diving, softball, basketball, and marching band competitions! (Currently held at ISU)
-A third-party operating this amazing complex sounds just like the Coliseum! That has worked out well, I wonder if the State Police are ever going to finish their investigation.
Everybody but taxpayers are being brought on board. Government wants the complex passed before you find out what’s in it.
The Delphi Method is when you get led to slaughter because your concerns are never addressed. Get ready for rigged public hearings.
It happened to Normal – see this story from 2014: https://blnnews.com/2014/11/19/normal-gets-delphied-again/
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