By: Diane Benjamin
Taxing Tari has mentioned more than once that Tim Gleason has some “creative financing” ideas. This morning I think I figured out their game – at least part of it.
We know they want to double the gas tax. We also know the entire amount raised won’t be spent on roads – see yesterday’s story: https://blnnews.com/2019/02/23/run-by-jackaes/
Quote from that story:
Ward 2 candidate Gergene Chissell is obviously Tari’s pick. She parrots everything he says. Clear back last August she did an interview with WGLT. Since WGLT only posted the audio, you have to listen to it. A transcript wasn’t written.
So what’s her plan for downtown? Eminent Domain! If you don’t know what that is, here’s the definition: The right of a government to appropriate private property for public use, usually with compensation to the owner.
Listen to her interview here: http://www.wglt.org/post/qa-bloomington-city-council-candidate-georgene-chissell
Since Chissell is Tari’s candidate, even the interview states Tari wants to use it, you will be paying more for gas to the City so they can seize private property.
That begs the question, why do they want it? Easy. A downtown bus transfer station.
Making it easier for poor people to change buses downtown is a losing strategy. Of course, so was the Coliseum – but that didn’t stop them. The Front and Center building is loaded with asbestos. Maybe the gas tax will cover that removal too!
A vote to increase the gas tax will not take place Monday night, but it will be discussed. Failure to show up and protest this fleece means you will be run over. It’s up to you.
You might want to wear one of these, obviously fixing the roads is a low priority. Tari campaigned twice on getting them fixed. He lied.