By: Diane Benjamin
The WGLT story about last night’s Normal Town Council meeting doesn’t mention RC McBride voted for the water rate increase: http://www.wglt.org/post/water-fee-increase-solar-group-buy-making-repeat-appearances-normal
Readers are left to surmise he did.
This one is worse:
I reported this story back on February 28: https://blnnews.com/2019/02/28/ag-investigating-town-of-normal-again/
The Pantagraph got around to it last night: https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/ag-s-office-reviewing-normal-open-meetings-complaint/article_8fc4cad8-db36-59da-b1a0-318ae111107a.html
WGLT (under General Manager and Normal Trustee RC McBride’s leadership) has NOT done a story. Why is that RC? Truth doesn’t matter? Using your job to hide the news RC?
Both the WJBC and Pantagraph stories missed the obvious. The ONLY reason the Attorney General is investigating is because Karyn Smith was denied her right to speak. This paragraph is from the last ruling against the Town of Normal. The guy who filed the complaint had hoped the AG would rule Normal’s entire public comment policy illegal, but the AG refused only because no one had been prevented from speaking under some of the their other rules:
See the entire ruling: AG ruling on Normal’s Public Comment
The 45 day rule is gone. Agenda topics only will be gone. Providing an address is gone. The final 2 parts will be gone (2 hours notice-10 minutes) only if:
- Normal finally does the right thing OR
- More citizens are denied their right to speak and file again with the AG
Elections are coming April 2nd. Obviously a guy running a news station has a conflict of interest with being a Trustee.
You have another problem Normal:
Three candidates running are supported by the local radicals advocating for the Welcoming Ordinance, Police Review Boards, and social justice. That means laws don’t matter and governing is by what feels good. It also means higher taxes. They call themselves Democrat Socialist only because it sounds better than being just another failed socialist.
If the voters stay home these candidates can easily win. Illinois People’s Action and ISU students have been out campaigning for them.
The only way to defeat socialism is to vote. Since the media is mostly ignoring this election, it’s up to citizens to inform voters and make sure they vote.
The local Big Government types want these three: McBride, Lorenz, and Shields.
The Radicals want Campbell, Studebaker, and Turner
Ready to dump tax and spend progressives? Three left, these are the ones running to represent citizens: (Write in Karl)