By: Diane Benjamin
On the agenda for Monday night is a public hearing on next years budget. PDF page 163 has a brief summary that says next to nothing: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=21243
If you want to see details, go here: http://www.cityblm.org/government/departments/finance/annual-budget
Also on the Agenda:
PDF page 166:
Allowing exceptions to the moratorium on video gaming!
The State of Illinois has a PDF of pending video gaming licenses: PendingApplicant
Two are listed in McLean County – both in Bloomington:
Specifically, since the moratorium was originally expected to be repealed on March 1, 2019, the proposed update would allow the City Council to waive the restrictions on licenses if an applicant had been pursuing and/or received a license through the Illinois Video
Gaming Board by March 1, 2019 for a specific location within the City and the City’s license is sought by a fraternal organization.
At a previous meeting, Tari mentioned the Knights of Columbus wanted a license. It doesn’t appear either of these are for them. T V E O already has a State license for Eric’s Mini Mart on West Wood.
This should be good theater. At one time Tari was appalled by how much gambling was going on in Bloomington, not so much when the moratorium was extended. See the current license holders in Bloomington HERE
It isn’t about zoning, it’s about accomplishing the utopia the planners want to see. It also takes away your rights, but they don’t care. They threw in some chicken and bees provisions to compensate.
Excerpts: PDF page 171 and following
PDF page 472
The City was their own Economic Development Department.
Socialism, government is so much smarter than a mere citizens wanting to start a business:
They claim there is no material cost. (Yet)