By: Diane Benjamin
I wish video existed at Tom Hamilton’s last meeting of the Bloomington City Council. I’m betting the accolades were so sugary sweet the then Council and mayor risked diabetes. I’m betting nobody mentioned The Grove or the never used fire station or the unusable water tower built during his tenure. I’m betting nobody mentioned his massive “public service” pension either.
Last night was Mark Peterson’s last meeting. Starting with Chris Koos, the entire Council shoveled praise for Peterson’s visionary reign. Nobody mentioned his failure to budget pension expenses so property taxes can be raised every year at the last minute. I’m sure more items will come to light in the coming years.
This video is history that should be bookmarked. It’s a record of your representatives believing government creates prosperity with your money. It does create prosperity for retired City Managers though.
Koos could barely get through his comments at the beginning, Peterson had even more difficulty. Peterson’s comments start around 1:14:35. In between are comments ranging from adoration to self-serving. Jeff Fritzen needs to be replaced. Since he claims he doesn’t read “blogs”, he won’t know I said that.
Just hit play.