By: Diane Benjamin
I’ve written MANY times about the joke that is Bloomington’s Enterprise Funds: Garbage, Water, Sewer, Storm Water, and Grossinger Motors Arena. All of these funds are expected to have positive balances, except the Arena of course that probably never will. If the others don’t have enough money in them – your taxes get raised!
These funds should be considered FRAUD since any taxes and fees you pay to these funds isn’t secured in a lock box safe to be used only for the intended purpose!
A LOT of money is taken from these funds EVERY YEAR for administration: https://blnnews.com/2017/02/23/administration-and-robbing-enterprise-funds/
Then there is the money outright stolen from funds. Remember the $2.4 MILLION from the Water Fund that ended up being written off at the Coliseum? https://blnnews.com/2017/02/23/still-confused-about-enterprise-funds/
Tonight the Council is discussing raising Sewer and Storm Water rates because of the decades of neglect while your money was spent to entertain you, pay lavish salaries, gold-plated benefits, and penalties for allowing pension spiking. The gutless Council will pretend they need your money more than you do.
Theft by government prospers in Bloomington because you do nothing to stop it.
Just like in Normal.