By: Diane Benjamin
In the past month I had to file a FOIA request for the missing Sister Cities Committee minutes: https://blnnews.com/2018/04/18/cut-sister-cities/
I also had to file for the minutes missing from the Police Safety and Community Relations Board (PSCRB): https://blnnews.com/2018/05/17/pscrb-update-police-review-board/
The March and April Liquor Commission minutes are also missing:
Tari needs to tell us again about his A+ Transparency Award.
That was YEARS ago and he would never get another one because posting minutes is one of the requirements.
The City must like FOIA requests.
I wouldn’t have to file them if the person responsible for posting them did his/her job.
Last Monday Tari made an appointment to a Board with no links to agendas or minutes: Property Maintenance Review Board
No minutes are posted this year for the Zoning Board of Appeals: Zoning Board of Appeals
No minutes are posted this year for the Transportation Committee: Transportation Committee
No minutes are posted this year for the Human Relations Commission: Human Relations Commission
I’m not going to look at every Board and Commission listed, but the above proves a pattern of not caring about transparency.
I wonder if the Illinois Policy Institute can revoke the award?
Don’t forget, the City purposefully didn’t release the financial statements from last year when they were completed. The data the City submitted to the State appeared on the Comptroller’s website BEFORE the City released the information to you. https://blnnews.com/2017/12/11/comptroller-beat-bloomington/