By: Diane Benjamin
It looks like the Pantagraph is now allowing Tari to write about himself, from March 23rd:
I wonder what section they ran this in?
The article/editorial has some problems. Tari must have forgotten he changed the rules for his “Open Houses”. They aren’t open, citizens have to make an appointment. The meeting then takes place behind closed doors, the heat must have gotten too high for the mayor.
After the summit, expect an offer to serve on a committee. Dissenters need to be brought into the fold.
The transparency claims are getting old. Everybody knows the Illinois Policy award was based on information provided on the City website. It has nothing to do with operating with transparency. By the way Tari, as of this morning no minutes for 2018 have been posted. It’s only March. maybe we’re expecting too much? http://www.cityblm.org/government/advanced-components/documents/-folder-1624
I wonder if IPI will yank your A rating?
Tari claims the challenges ahead will require tough decisions. We saw those Monday night. Raise taxes, raise taxes, and raise taxes.
Tari also claims Bloomington leads the state in improving open government and communication with constituents. Evidently that means attacking anyone who disagrees and beating them into submission. He’s done it to so many citizens he’s now decided to move on to Council members.
The article ends with Tari requesting more citizen input, I suggest you avoid mentioning free market capitalism. That’s hate speech.