By: Diane Benjamin
Last night Trustees RC McBride and Kevin McCarthy went out of their way to thanks the 5 citizens who spoke at Public Comment. They needed to because 3 out of the 5 were plants.
Normal illegally requires citizens who want to speak to sign up hours in advance. That gives Koos and company time to get their own speakers. They did just that last night.
The first speaker was against the tax increase. Craig Stimpert laid out facts. He was ignored.
Next up was Dave Shields. Try not to gag listening to him. Dave forgot to mention he was Chris Koos’s campaign manager: http://illinoissunshine.org/committees/friends-of-chris-koos-32789/
Next up was Ron Ulmer, the other speaker against raising taxes. He was also ignored.
I will come back to the fourth speaker.
The last speaker was Julie Hile. Koos must have been scraping the bottom of his “go to” barrel of pro-fleecing progressives to pull her out. Who is Julie Hile? http://www.hilegroup.com/about-us/julie-hile
Julie Hile is a long-time consultant for the Town. Just this year she has been paid:
Just a concerned citizens! Ha Ha Ha
Now I will go back to the 4th speaker: Bob Broad.
Bob Broad is Julie Hile’s life partner!
Taxes weren’t raised because they care about the police and fire pensions.
What the Town Council passed last night is an increase to the tax levy to support the General Fund. Revenue from other taxes is decreasing, raising property taxes will cover the losses.
See anything that REQUIRES the increase to go to pensions?
As previously reported (https://blnnews.com/2017/11/05/normal-its-the-councils-fault/) Normal has underfunded the Police and Fire pensions for YEARS.
I predict that will continue.
The citizens of Normal were scammed because they stayed home.
Maybe I should quit writing about Normal. If the citizens don’t care, why should I?
Watch the comments below, Public Comment starts at 11:25: