by: Diane Benjamin
This is a Bloomington road that school buses travel on. It’s also close to an apartment complex.
The City budget only spends $3.8 million resurfacing roads when more than $9 million a year is needed just to keep the roads rated poor.
Tonight the Council will deflect $500,000 earmarked for roads to other spending.
25% of the 1% Sales Tax increase was for roads:
The Motor Fuel Tax was supposed to generate $1,000,000 a year for roads, the Sales Tax $2.4 million. We don’t know what the actual receipts are because that is now a secret. (It didn’t used to be)
These were NEW taxes, nobody on the Council mentioned that spending from the General Fund would stop. We thought the new taxes were so the City could spend more. Silly us.
Maybe if somebody dies because the road conditions, the Council will finally care.
Watch the meeting tonight to see what they care about. It won’t be roads.