By: Diane Benjamin
Two of this weeks top read stories were about Koos lying to the media. I hope you noticed the media hasn’t issued a correction!
I don’t know how you could have missed these stories, but if you did:
Last night I was wondering what possesses a supposed public servant to use whatever facts he chooses. It must be because the issues brought to the Normal Town Council by Stan Nord and Karyn Smith can’t be defended by Chris Koos and company.
Then I remembered this wasn’t the first time Koos was caught fibbing!
Remember in June when Koos was getting hammered about not filling the vacant Normal seat on the Connect Transit Board? He was silly enough to claim only one person had applied and that person wasn’t available right now. It took two stories and a FOIA to cover that fib (LIE)
What else has the esteemed Koos been lying about? More deals for friends? Who can forget the $100 a month lease for the Linden St property while staff wondered if the lessee should pay the water bill? https://blnnews.com/2019/07/08/remember-the-100-a-month-normal-lease/
Did you know Wild Country isn’t paying rent? They pay the property taxes on the building Normal bought from them for Uptown 2.0. The no-rent lease now goes on forever without the Trustees ever voting to renew it. The original details and others are in this story: https://blnnews.com/2019/07/05/whos-best-interest-is-normal-using/
Normal planned to take possession of the building in 2017 but hasn’t yet. Without the rubber-stamp Trustees Koos wanted on the Council, they never will.
Strikes against Chris Koos are starting to add up!
Can anything out of his mouth be trusted?
Acting like a public servant with a fiduciary duty to taxpayers seems out of his ethical realm.
The rest of the Trustees saying nothing says pretty much the same thing about them.