By: Diane Benjamin
Unpacking last night’s Bloomington City Council meeting will take more than one story!
Let’s start with Tari Renner getting his PCard taken away. Just hit play below to hear his comments.
Tari claimed Finance Director Patti-Lynn Silva runs a great shop, there are no abuses of the PCard policy.
Tari must not remember this story from 2015 after a citizens did an extensive FOIA request for receipts. The PCard policy states receipts must be submitted. The penalty for not having a receipts is losing the PCard or being fired, but that policy must not apply to Tari Renner and David Hales. Many receipts were missing, some the City couldn’t find when the request was made but found them later. Some were never found. The IRS requires the names and purpose of the food. That requirement is also frequently ignored.
Not having receipts is not a “great shop”. Is it that hard to file receipts by month? Folders do exist with labeled tabs! How about January receipts are filed under January? When receipts are “missing”, it’s obvious nobody is checking them – at least for management. Since over 200 employees are walking around with your money in their pocket, I wonder if anybody is checking those receipts?
Tari once again claimed he is totally innocent of any abuse of PCards. Tell that to the Illinois State Police Tari. Maybe you can bully them into believing you. Meanwhile Tari needs to read the Illinois Municipal League document on this topic: https://www.iml.org/cms/files/pages/8706.pdf
That sounds exactly like Tari charging Margot’s ticket except he had Beth Oakley put it on her card instead. I wonder if the State Police is looking at all Tari’s PCard charges and who he ate with. I wonder if they know about the meals bought for his students:
This is the guy “used” to attack Judy Stearns at least twice.
No abuse? It’s more like No Truth!
Tari thinks because he says something it’s a fact. It isn’t Tari.
See the missing receipts story here: https://blnnews.com/2015/01/22/remember-the-post-make-sure-you-are-calm/