By: Diane Benjamin
If you have never watched a City Council meeting, last night is the one you need to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDOCilmu80A
I can’t possibly cover everything that happened. Toward the end of the meeting Joni Painter read something that demanded no more video gaming machines. It was pretty incoherent. 2 people demanded the same at public comment. No, citizens can never be considered adults responsible for their own bad behavior. Government must intervene.
One thing you need to see is this document: 2018 Year In Review
Tim Gleason hit the high points when he presented it. The staff got a round of applause at the conclusion for their great work. Yes it does have some good accomplishments, but the majority will leave you scratching your head wondering how a government can exist for many many decades without common sense savings! The private sector has to fight everyday just to stay in business. Government doesn’t have to because they can just take more from you. Anybody still want to argue over “limited government”? Bloomington has proven what they think is “Quality of Life” is destroying yours. If your government ONLY existed to provide essential services, your roads wouldn’t be mine fields with no real plan to fix them. Employees would have been banned from spiking their pensions when it started costing you a LOT of money. Round of applause?
Below is the most outrageous slide presented by Tim Gleason last night. At least he commented there could be potential cuts here:
BN Advantage appears to only be a website. Since the Town of Normal contributes ZERO – why is their name on it? https://www.bnadvantage.com/resources/
The site has accolades from Forbes and NerdWallet – both from 2015. It also has one from Zumper dated 2016. Evidently 2016 and forward didn’t garner any more. https://www.bnadvantage.com/bn-at-work/
One of the guys mentioned on the website died last October. Instead of telling them who and where, let’s see if anybody bothers to notice.
February 28th the business license will be back at Council. See 1:38. Gleason claims the data is the true value. It was never about giving the City contact information in case of an emergency. It is about zoning and City control of private property.
The massive zoning ordinance changes will be before the Council on 3/11. It wasn’t by accident the original business registration had blanks to fill in after you measure your parking lot.