By: Diane Benjamin
I wonder if Chris Koos will try to blame Stan Nord for this:
This is yet another company who contacted Stan. They can turn the mural into a digital picture and save taxpayers a lot of money.
Stan forwarded the information to City Manager Pam Reece:
Have you noticed how Stan continually protects people who contact him? He did the same thing with the Bloomington company wanting to relocate to Uptown: https://blnnews.com/2019/07/31/did-chris-koos-lie/
By the way, City Attorney Brian Day serves as the ethics officer for the Town of Normal. If you think Chris Koos should be held accountable for his lie, file a complaint with him. firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is Pam’s response to Stan:
Meanwhile the Town is still in court racking up legal fees and the construction of Trail East has been delayed.
Moving the mural was estimated to cost $100,000. This option is $15,000 and can be resized to fit anywhere.
This has never been discussed at Council. Did Pam bury this option? Do the artists still suing know about this option? Is this an option that should be discussed?
One more email pertaining to Public Comment:
Normal has rules that violate the 1st amendment rights of citizens.
The new Attorney General appears to be worse than the last one, his office hasn’t ruled on the Request for Review filed by Karyn Smith when her right to speak about the mural was denied.
Citizens have a right to talk about anything they want, it’s only 3 minutes. Let Chris Koos cut you off – it will be on video.
Keep in mind, public comment isn’t only for you to talk to Trustees, the video makes sure citizens know too. Likely many agree.