By: Diane Benjamin
Being politically correct is dead! Some of the new Bloomington Alderman didn’t get the message.
PDF page 169: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=21739
Remember when Aldermen became allowed to place items on the agenda with a Council Initiative? They needed to fill out a form and get 4 other members to sign with them.
Evidently some of the new members are “special”. No Council Initiative needed to get this on the agenda. I hope somebody mentions which “new members” want this, I doubt it was all!
I bet these snowflakes think “All men are created equal” only means men. Are there any preferred pro-nouns we need to know about too?
Since they all took their oath of office as “alderman”, are they going to retake it? Every reference in the City Code must be changed. I wonder if that will be contracted out.
PDF page 167: The aldermen get to appoint a new Mayor Pro Tem since Karen Schmidt is no longer on the Council. Who gets appointed will be a secret until Monday.
The City wants to settle a lawsuit instead of fighting it in court:
The cost will be $55,000. PDF page 152 claims if it went to court it would cost $125,000 to defend.
- Is body camera video available or was this before the City started using them?
- Is this the case investigated by the Public Safety and Community Relations Board reviewed and found the police did nothing wrong?
- Is it now open season for lawsuits because the City would rather settle?
PDF page 124 has approval of a lease transfer at Lake Bloomington, The lease fee is going up 267%. Keep in mind, Lake Bloomington residents have no representation on the Council.
PDF page 4: No need for diversity or new ideas on the boards and commissions. Tari is reappointing many of the same people to new terms.
Prayers for Scott Laughlin of WJBC.
In case you missed it, Scott is taking an extended leave of absence from the morning show for cancer treatments.