By: Diane Benjamin
Remember when Tari Renner verbally attacked Judy Stearns at a City Council meeting?
What the citizens of Bloomington need to hear again are Tari’s pre-attack comments.
He claims local politics is not about ideology and philosophy. Local government is about “Protecting citizens and delivering services to them at a reasonable cost”.
Tari listed some national issues and claimed they have nothing to do with what we are dealing with in Bloomington. He claimed venomous rhetoric has been thrown around a lot in the last several weeks, it does not help move us forward.
I remember thinking at the time: What is he talking about?
You only need to listen to the first 3 1/2 minutes, unless you want to enjoy his written attack on Judy again.
“Ideological and partisan invectives are poison”
“There are very very few ideological leaders that are successful in local government. They don’t make it.”
I agree with Tari!
His ideology and partisan invectives are poison. His push for a “welcoming ordinance” is divisive. He sets people who want the laws enforced against those who think they are immaterial. It is a national issue that Tari himself claimed has no place here.
How much of Bloomington’s structural deficit is being spent on research, legal fees, moving the council meeting, documents, and security so Tari can promote his ideology?
How is that “delivering services”?
This video proves who the divisive one is. The Council had tried censuring him and a written reprimand. His divisiveness continues. On 12/18 when the welcoming ordinance is again discussed we will see that divisiveness is what he wants to create. Thank the Council for allowing this nonsense.