By: Diane Benjamin
The City of Bloomington can’t find money anywhere in their budget to fix the roads. They will raise your Motor Fuel Tax though!
In the latest example of ridiculous priorities:
The City of Bloomington has completed a comprehensive inventory and assessment of 8,519 trees in parks, trails and public spaces as part of on-going efforts within Bloomington Parks to better manage trees, minimize the effects of future storm damage, and assure the community has a healthy, sustainable urban forest.
The link claims they got a grant and worked with an outside group. State money is never considered YOUR money, it is free money. Staff from Bloomington Parks worked with the group. How many hours did it take to identify 8,519 trees?
You may not be able or willing to wreck your car getting to a park to see the trees, but there is a website for that. See the link above.
It’s probably safer to see the trees on a website anyway. Why risk car repairs when you can see them on a computer screen?
I bet Bloomington will be getting another award!
It won’t be for great infrastructure.
Priority based budgeting is working! Their priorities, not yours.