By: Diane Benjamin
Clearly Emig is Tari’s pick for Ward 4, he’s holding an open house at his house for her. If you aren’t a left winger and want to attend, just show up. Responding on Facebook will get you blocked.
Remember about a year ago when various Council people held “priority based budgeting” townhalls?
Tari was at the one held by Karen Schmidt and David Sage at the BCPA. I remember Tari saying a prosthetics company would be announcing a move to Bloomington. Tari, did that ever happen? What happened to the guy who was going to build a downtown hotel with no government help? What happened to all the interested buyers of the State Farm building?
Now Tari is claiming he has companies interested in buying the arena. The city only owes $22 million, businesses are likely lining up!
Even if the City could sell it, taxpayers won’t be getting a refund for the sales taxes they have been paying even though Judy Markowitz promised it would never cost you a cent. Tari already has the money spent.
Govrnment et al is allowed to lie – nobody will hold them accountable but voters. Of course, most voters stay home for local elections so they usually aren’t.
They have a problem with the truth too! The silly paper printed VenuWorks version of the loss last year instead of the audited loss. They must not realize that VenuWorks can report anything they want – even a profit. The VenuWorks numbers are meaningless. The audited loss (not including depreciation) is $1,059,599, not the $665,099 VenuWorks reported. The Pantagraph is almost $400,000 off! What else do they not report accurately?
Maybe the real loss is a secret so Tari’s “companies” don’t know the truth, Maybe Tari wants to screw them the same way the taxpayers were screwed by Judy. Maybe media shouldn’t report Tari’s “facts” without proof.