By: Diane Benjamin
It’s David Hales fault!
That is John Butler’s claim to justify the missing bucks. I blame David Hales too, and the Council, and the Mayor who all shut their eyes and pretended nothing nefarious was happening with taxpayer money. The joint was audited! Except concessions never were. Johnny Butler made sure of that.
So Johnny, if somebody leaves their doors unlocked, is it okay to steal everything inside?
If a jailer forgets to lock the cell, is it okay for you to escape?
Yes, David Hales didn’t do his fiduciary duty to the taxpayers of Bloomington. Failure to protect the taxpayer investment in the Judy dome isn’t a crime (it should be), but the Council gifted Hales with big raises and praise for his management ability while ignoring facts.
Who looks stupid now?
Hales if off to Joliet making even more money from a Council that didn’t know there was an investigation when they hired him!
Karen Schmidt and David Hales will never vote to release the minutes of the Executive Sessions where they praised Hales and tossed your money to the guy who failed you.
At least three other Council members had to go along, until the Council is replaced their identities are a secret. I wonder if Sage and Schmidt will keep running for office forever to protect their legacy? I wonder if all those years of secret minutes keep them up at night?
I bet they wish the whole case would go away with no resolution, no prosecution, and no justice for taxpayers.
Johnny might have a hard time explaining why he shredded documents if he had nothing to hide. Most of the Council needs to explain why caring was just too difficult.
The clowns who voted to build it violated the public’s trust, the Council, Mayor, and Hales flushed it.