I just received another response from the City they neglected to include in the previous FOIA response:
Nice of them to totally change the story two days later! Why aren’t vending machine profits City money? More FOIA’s
By: Diane Benjamin
I heard a rumor that morale at Bloomington’s Public Works was so low, Jim Karch decided to throw a cookout for the employees – during working hours. I also heard employees didn’t want to show up – until they were given the rest of the day off if they did come. Since I can’t confirm that part, I FOIA’d the receipts from the cookout.
I wonder who got the leftovers, especially all the spices purchased?
See the receipts here: Employee Cookout 5/18/18
Note, some of them have tax charged. Maybe they bought storage bags so leftovers could be distributed.
$250.00 – Bloomington Meats
$54.19 – Walmart
$24.15 – Sam’s Club
$297.50 – Walmart
$31.19 – Jewel
$244.89 – Sam’s Club
$4.04 – Jewel
Ready to sign a petition to revoke Home Rule now?
In case you missed the previous story: https://blnnews.com/2018/06/04/909-00-cookies/
$909 cookies + $906 cookout = $1,815 feeding themselves.