By: Diane Benjamin
Tari was against privatizing garbage, so last night he changed the rules.
An Executive Session (secret meeting) was part of the 5:00 meeting. I don’t remember when the video has ever started before their secret meeting. It did last night so an ASFME representative could inform the Council that privatizing garbage service was not an option. Taxpayers need to pay more so the union members can live better than most of the citizens do. Yes, Tari is transparent.
This Council will not cut anything because City employees are more important than you are. The jobs (votes) must be protected, you aren’t allowed to find out the private sector is far more competent than government.
Nobody mentioned that Bloomington is robbing Enterprise funds by claiming Administrative Fees: https://blnnews.com/2017/02/23/administration-and-robbing-enterprise-funds/
In 2017 the City took almost $374,000 from solid waste. Your fees are going to increase so the City can keep tapping their slush funds. In 2012 they only took $209,000 out, of course without explanation. Did administrative costs really go up 56% in 5 years? Maybe in “government” world. See the link above, the City is balancing the budget using funds supposedly for a specific purpose and then telling you to pay more because the fund doesn’t balance.
The conversation last night revolved around how much citizens LOVE Cadillac garbage service. They are therefore going to explore cutting services and raising the price.
Does the Council even know the Enterprise funds are being robbed?