By: Diane Benjamin
The McLean County Chamber of Commerce is the poster child for insider payoffs. They have their own Political Action Committee to aggressively get the candidates elected they want. The candidates they want elected are the big spenders, therefore the Chamber is the ENEMY of taxpayers.
The 2018 Bloomington Budget shows why they loved Tari Renner:
PDF page 405 – http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=13157
Has the Chamber scolded Bloomington for sending around $80,000 every month to Springfield for legal?
Has the Chamber ever looked at all the Amazon purchases by the City of Bloomington for office supplies etc?
Evidently the campaign applies to us peons, not government.
Giving the Chamber of Commerce any taxpayer money is a conflict of interest. Taxpayer money is going to an organization actively working against the people paying the bills. Gee, sounds just like the Illinois Municipal League: https://blnnews.com/2016/03/29/the-iml-scam/
If your business is still a member of the Chamber of Commerce, please explain why.
The only way to control government spending is to starve them of revenue. Shop the way they do: On-line and out-of-town.
This statement is in the documentation for funding BN Advantage: PDF page 191 http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=15470
You are only allowed to spend your money at businesses who are members of the Chamber of Commerce. (ha ha)
The Chamber doesn’t understand people will fly out of CIRA if the planes go where the people want to go. Peoria has more options.
Connect Transit? I wonder how many of their Board members ride the bus!