by: Diane Benjamin
Mayor Transparency is now not listing the cost of items on the agenda. See tonight’s agenda here: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=13109. Go to page 114 to find out the Motor Fuel Tax is being raided to pay for street light electricity. This tax was passed as being for the streets – not lights: (Page 24 – http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=6644)
A total of $1,000,000 was diverted in fiscal years 2017 and 2018. The documentation from 2014 estimated $1,000,000 per year would be raised.
This was the original vote:
Ayes: Aldermen Mwilambwe, Schmidt, Painter, Fazzini, Fruin and Black.
Nays: Aldermen Stearns, Lower and Sage
Mwilambwe, Schmidt, Painter, and Black voted to raise money for roads! Are they going to tolerate this theft? Sage voted NO – will he call them out? What odds should we use – 100 to 1 none will oppose?
Money for roads is being redirected because tax receipts are down! (that’s a secret though)
I don’t have time to fully analyze this one, looks aren’t always deceiving:
In other words – your wealth is needed so others have a house. Wealth redistribution is theft by government. They will use grants and TIF funds which means everybody else has to make up the difference in taxes. It isn’t economic development – it’s immoral.
This quote pertains to the old Junior High Property that out of state developers want to use your money to convert.
Another TIF – Bloomington needs more slush money, buying friends is expensive!
Page 516 – The comprehensive plans calls for in-fill, no more expanding the City. For the second meeting in a row, Bloomington is annexing property. Tonight it is for Section 8 housing off Greenwood Avenue.
Keep in mind the south side is a food desert.
Keep in mind Connect Transit will be forced to serve this area.
Bloomington is in a race to the bottom.
Good thing Bloomington is in Illinois. Both think alike and can continue their downward spiral together.