Note: A reader commented on the ISU student – Wes Ward (not Wood)
By: Diane Benjamin
I tried to watch the video of Monday’s Normal Town Council, but never made it past Public Comment.
Marc Tiritilli is still the voice of reason and fiscal responsibility. I dare you to watch his comments without standing and cheering when he finishes, or shedding a tear that he is not Normal’s Mayor by 12 votes. Just hit play:
Keep listening when Marc is done. I believe Mayor Koos called the next speaker Wes Wood:
Wes claims to be a Finance Major at ISU. He also claims the first thing he was taught in the Finance Department was:
Debt creates Value
He needs to ask Detroit if that is true.
He needs to ask all the people underwater on their mortgages if that is true.
(I could go on)
Wes is under the false impression that Normal is going to pay for the underpass themselves and they should borrow the money to do it. Normal wants the broke Federal Government or the even broker State of Illinois to pay for it. He must have missed the conversation several meetings ago where it was stated Normal can’t borrow any more money without new revenue sources (taxes).
According to the very expensive education Wes is getting at ISU, Illinois has tons of value because they have lots of debt. I wonder why they can’t pay their bills?
Wes gets even funnier talking about Uptown. He dearly loves it, but he tells visitors to avoid it because it’s too difficult to navigate.
The Town of Normal needs to hire Wes. He fits right in.
I hope your kid isn’t majoring in Finance at ISU.
Attn: People who speak during Public Comment
It’s illegal for them to ask you to state your address. It’s just another way to intimidate you or ignore your opinions based on where you live!