By: Diane Benjamin
During alderman comments at the end of last night’s Bloomington City Council meeting, Alderman Sage inquired about a request he submitted to put something on the agenda. 5 other alderman signed the request with him. As the conversation progressed Sage became more emphatic, Renner attempted to dismiss his request.
Sage demanded a conversation happen at the next meeting with a vote at the following meeting. Tari Renner obviously doesn’t want whatever the 6 alderman proposed and could easily get passed.
Obviously all is not well with the Council. Luckily we didn’t see the aldermen take David Hales’ parting advice to praise each other in public. Are the 6 alderman who signed this request the same ones that signed the rebuke letter to Renner? https://blnnews.com/2017/10/24/the-letter/
Sage claimed his agenda request was made weeks ago and ignored since. If 6 aldermen are going to be ignored, at the next meeting they need to bring it up on their own.
Stay tuned, sounds like whatever the 6 want is big and Renner isn’t happy about it. I wonder if the 6 want the Liquor Commission to return to how it operated pre-Tari? Since the rebuke letter and the retreat focused on limiting the mayor’s power, maybe they want to de-throne Tari and go back to a citizens board making Liquor Commission decisions instead of Tari. We will know in time what the 6 want. Stay tuned.
Just hit play to hear the Sage/Renner exchange.: