By: Diane Benjamin
Is the Bloomington City Council finally waking up? Do they realize they have no wide-spread support for their downtown spending when the roads are still crap?
Alderman Bray pulled a revised Council schedule from the Consent Agenda in order to cancel next Monday’s Committee of the Whole session. Renner doesn’t understand that under Roberts Rules of Order his opinions are not allowed, he is charged with leading meetings. He can not inject himself to intimidate the Council members.
Next Monday’s meeting was already set up to hear the Downtown Task Force plans for moving the Library and building a Connect Transit transfer point. The Library Board has already said they aren’t moving, it looks like Amelia Buragas wanted to force a discussion anyway. Amelia was livid since cancelling the meeting meant her side was not going to be heard. She still hasn’t figured out her catalyst project recommendations of tearing down a parking garage had very little public support.
Bray was on the Downtown Task Force, the only member that possibly represented anybody other than the downtown lovers:
Interim City Manager Steve Rasmussen clarified what happened this morning on WJBC. By cancelling next Monday’s meeting, 5 Council members said they don’t want to discuss the Buragas plan. The Council spent 21 minutes on this issue, at least 3 points of order were called – it was contentious. Mayor Renner could still call a special meeting to discuss the dead issue. At least some of the Council appears to finally be derailing lunacy. Since 5 members voted with Bray, it would be a waste of time for Renner and Buragas to pursue it further: