By: Diane Benjamin
Bloomington is now run by special interest groups. The Council will pass a Citizens Advisory Board at the next meeting if only to pacify the large crowd that showed up last night and will show at the next meeting to intimidate them.
Of course, the Council will pretend to not be intimidated.
Bike Blono showed up en masse last night to ensure painted lanes get added to E. Washington. On their knees, the Council approved 9-0. Creating congestion and slowing down traffic is a good thing.
It also provides a really good reason for never heading downtown since the most direct route will become a deterrent. Leave downtown to the bikers who think they aren’t subject to the rules of the road or penalties. (Even though they claim they are)
A tiny percentage of citizens now control how your money is spent. Whoever brings the most people to meetings wins. Whoever badgers the Council the most wins.
I bet that doesn’t work though for people opposed to higher taxes. I bet it doesn’t work for people wanting budget cuts either. Your views are immaterial.
So is common sense.