By: Diane Benjamin
Tari has thought he is god’s gift to Bloomington since the day he got elected the first time. He planned to RULE, not serve. Every action he has taken from his first day on the job proves that. He has no concept of what most people think a mayor should be.
The total budget under his dictatorship if now $214,126,710. The total budget when Tari first became mayor was $167,503,453. https://blnnews.com/2017/03/11/the-budget-workshop-that-wasnt/ Theft by government is legal, especially when the council serves the master, not the citizens.
Bloomington now has inspectors combing the City for people to harass. I frequently see Facebook posts from people receiving City letters about things like their downspout being too long, they’ve lived in the home for years and bought it with the same downspout. The City has its own court now to prove their dominion over the serfs paying higher taxes.
The list of tyrannical acts is virtually endless. By far the worst is Tari’s attempt to silence critics.
The Council did nothing when Tari Renner frequently attacked and cut off Judy Stearns during her time on the Council. Neither did the media. Kevin Lower received the same treatment because he didn’t fall in line behind the “dear leader”. Again the Council did nothing. The media danced with Renner and considered him beyond reproach. Even when Tari recruited his students to attack Stearns and Lower the media said nothing.
The Council did finally censure Tari in 2015 for comments he made here. It wasn’t called a censure though, just some statement. I hear some on the Council didn’t want to do anything, The apology to me was staged, the media even pretended to be appalled at his thinking I attacked his son. It didn’t last long.
The censure did nothing to change Renner’s behavior.
The letter the Council handed him last night won’t either.
Tari immediately called it politically motivated, just business as usual for him. Looks like the standing ovation for “his” Council at the last meeting was just as appalling to 6 members of the Council as it was to us. Evidently Amelia Buragas, Scott Black, and Kimberly Bray approve of his behavior since they didn’t sign. The rumor is that Bray has never voted in a local election before being elected. That would mean she is also uniformed. If she wants to send me proof she did vote, I’d happily print it. Meanwhile she marginalized herself to her Ward.
The best thing Tari could do for Bloomington is resign. Of course he won’t. He isn’t capable of an honest apology. His god-complex will not allow him to admit he is wrong. Descending the throne in humility before the fleeced will never happen.
Tari will be mayor for another 3 years and 5 months. Every expense report he turns in will be FOIA’d. Citizen outrage at their local circus clowns will continue to grow. It already has. Tari’s obvious lies will continue because the Council and the media will allow him to do it.
Lost in the “letter’ conversation is what the citizens said last night, starting with Judy Stearns and ending with Angela Scott. Just hit play below to hear comments from the beginning. Don’t miss Leon Kaeb around 26:15. Donna Boelen mentioned problems with the PCard ordinance as proposed. She was of course ignored by the Council.
As more proof the Council continues to ignore what is written here, Diana Hauman did not send me the “letter” as part of the media. Thanks for confirming what we already knew Diana.