By: Diane Benjamin
Monday’s meeting: http://www.normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2891
Yes, Normal is hiring a firm to investigate building a sports complex. The price is $47,000. These are the questions the firm will answer:
The answer to #1 will of course be it’s feasible. Consultants rarely say it’s a horrible idea.
#2 will be a joke because any project that costs you money has a negative economic impact on you – but that’s not taken into account. Keep in mind, the Coliseum economic impact is a made up number calculated by pretending a set percent of people eat out and another set percent stay all night. No facts involved.
When local government can’t fix the roads, the project isn’t feasible.
A question that should be asked but won’t:
Why is Normal’s Council not capable of seeing the project is a waste of money without spending $47,000? Should elected representatives be fired since they can’t make decisions themselves?
The soccer people had YEARS to raise the money and failed. Failure should be a learning lesson, not rewarded.
Miscellaneous interesting payments. The Normal Theater had to make a good profit showing “All The Queen’s Horses”. Too bad the City Manager likes to give away it away.
Why did tax money pay for repairs to Koos’s car? Was the pole involved? Is this a Town owned car that Koos gets to drive? Does he pay taxes on this benefit? So many questions!
City Manager also likes to eat your money:
What is the Mayors Innovation Project? Lessons in CONTROL: