By: Diane Benjamin
Bill and Payroll for Monday: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=16156
One Voice is an annual trip to Washington DC to beg for money. Instead of meeting with Illinois representatives IN Illinois, taxpayers are forced to pay for this farce.
Just for Bloomington – 4 people went to Washington DC. Each was charged $1600 by Economic Development Council for the trip, that didn’t include getting there and getting back. Diana Hauman also attended, her air fare isn’t in the documentation for approval Monday.
They all flew American. Why are the airfares different? FOIA filed. Keep in mind, Normal, McLean County, and Connect Transit sent people too.
So far this 3 day trip has cost you almost $9000 just for Bloomington.
Normal didn’t get a Tiger Grant for an underpass. I haven’t heard any updates on the bus transfer station for downtown Bloomington. Maybe it got thrown in the economy-destroying bill the House and Senate just passed. Government thinks they can over-spend forever without consequences. Your kids and grandkids will pay a huge price.