By: Diane Benjamin
I could write volumes about last Monday’s 7:00 pm Council meeting at the BCPA. For now, just listen to a comment made by Jay Tetzloff during his presentation to the Council about the zoo.
Jay is all excited about having food available both inside and outside of the zoo for patrons of Miller Park. He says for decades people have been bringing their own food in. Most people call that a picnic.
Once the new concession stand is completed – you will not be allowed to bring your own food to the park! Government will force you to either leave the park or buy THEIR food!
Bloomington is turning into a police state. Inspectors are roaming the streets looking for violators, now government will tell you what food you are allowed to eat. The zoo plans on profiting from holding a proverbial gun to your head! Maybe they will only serve tofu burgers! Maybe they will only serve fat food and then demand you take an exercise class because you ate it! Shut up and eat – after you pay exorbitant fees for it.
I wonder if the police will be patrolling the park looking for food violators? Maybe Parks and Rec can deputize their employees to write tickets and confiscate your lunch! They don’t enforce fishing license requirements and park hours, but they will force you to eat their food. No more 4th of July picnics – unless you buy their food. Maybe they can launch a delivery service to the other side of the park, or maybe that part will be closed so you can’t sneak your own food in.
Fast forward to 1:02:40 after you watch the below. David Sage asks if banning food applies to the whole park, Tetzloff confirms it. Sage voted for this idiocy anyway. $900,000!
Did the press report this BIG nugget?
That would be NO.
Just hit play – it takes 5 seconds to hear it