By: Diane Benjamin
Tari Renner received thousands of dollars from unions for his April election – including this one:
See PDF page 120 for details of the Public Safety and Civilian Review Board: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=14322
This Board will be approved because of the “feel good” Council, but it will be completely meaningless by design. The documentation even calls it “advisory only” since anything more would violate the contract between the City and the Police. Tari will make sure only people he controls make up the 7 member board since the police union bought him. See all contributions to Tari here: HERE
A long line of speakers will appear demanding stronger action – they will be wasting their time. The fix is in. The only way to improve community relations is if kids aren’t taught to fear the police. That won’t happen since an entire industry would be eliminated if all that mattered was the truth.
See PDF page 126. Documentation claims they are subject to the Open Meetings Act, but Board members must “maintain strict confidentiality”. Since complaints will most likely involve City employees, discussions will only take place in Executive Session (Secret meeting). If any groups supporting this Board think it will publicly expose problems, they are mistaken. The public will never know what happened since the minutes will never be released.
Meanwhile, lots of staff time has been wasted and will continue to be wasted creating guidelines, training, and materials to be distributed to the public – even in multiple languages! (See D, PDF page 127)
PDF page 161:
The City is signing an agreement with a new electricity supplier for you because of municipal aggregation. The current contracts expire May 31, 2018.
The City contracts for 100% renewable – the most expensive electricity possible.
The provider gets an additional fee.
If you aren’t comparison shopping electricity, you may well be paying more than necessary. I don’t see a rate anywhere in the large amount of docs included, maybe by design. If anybody can find it – let me know.
You can opt out!
The City will agree to pay the McLean County Regional Planning Commission to plan your future for you. It will only cost $54,181.47 for a year. These aren’t elected people. They are completely responsible for bike lanes because of a survey they did that only bikers knew about. They also did Bring It On Bloomington that very few people participated in.
For this money they will produce even more plans to disrupt your life and strip away freedom to live it the way you choose. You aren’t smart enough, government must coerce you into utopia.