By: Diane Benjamin
Everybody knows the streets aren’t being fixed. Bloomington can’t even find money in the budget (that has skyrocketed under Tari Renner) to invest in infrastructure. https://blnnews.com/2018/03/26/nice-pantagraph/
They will happily raise your taxes though to pay for a couple of roads.
Yesterday we learned there was a “disconnect” ordering tickets for the One Voice trip to Washington DC, so taxpayers got fleeced again: https://blnnews.com/2018/04/03/remember-the-one-voice-air-fare/
There are still no minutes are posted on the City website for 2018: http://www.cityblm.org/government/city-council/meetings-agendas/city-council-documentation/-parent-146/-folder-1624
Bloomington hasn’t entered their TIF reports for 4/30/17 on the Comptroller’s website yet: https://tinyurl.com/Bloomington-TIF
The essential services government must perform are not a priority. What you expect of your government isn’t what you are getting. Tari’s “Culture Change” is clamping down on citizens and local businesses for CONTROL. “Right Fit” means he is so much smarter than you, so he gets to decide what businesses are allowed in Bloomington.
The Council finally told Tari he doesn’t do economic development, but they haven’t said the North Main St property needs to be sold now.
Meanwhile, your money is sitting there while your taxes are raised because Tari wants to control instead of allowing the private sector to flourish.
Kroger put off building on East College. Tari’s love affair with Green Top Grocery is crumbling. State Farm and the YMCA are leaving downtown. I had a comment on my site about a guy who was tortured by the City while rehabbing a building downtown. He will never do another one.
Bloomington needs to take a hard turn to economic freedom before it’s too late. At the rate of destruction it might already be. The Council already increased garbage rates and cut service. If they can’t find money in the budget for roads without raising taxes again, they all need to be replaced.