By: Diane Benjamin
May 11, 2016, Tari on WJBC: https://audioboom.com/posts/4551685-tari-renner-bloomington-mayor-5-11-16?t=0
At the very end: Tari states that having NO Video Gaming in Bloomington should be on the table. He groused about it making more need for police, especially when combined with alcohol.
The rest is entertaining if you want to relive history. Downtown, downtown, downtown. He still wanted a hotel and he thought VenuWorks was a breath of fresh air.
Last night – Bloomington City Council, Tari becomes a capitalist! Does this mean “Right Fit” is gone now Tari? Or, was Tari pandering to get reelected. He has never been capitalist before.
See 1:00:00. Tari thinks the Free Market should decide how many gaming terminals are in Bloomington! The Council didn’t agree. On a 5-4 vote the truck stops will only have 5 machines instead of 10. If the local taxes on diesel fuel don’t keep them truckin’ down the road, maybe not being able to access a little entertainment will.
Guess who showed up in a suit last night?
Instead of this: Jenn Carillo phoned in her votes – literally. Tari kept calling her Crabill when asking her opinion. (over and over, and over)
Public comment starts at 6:40. Many spoke about video gambling. A lady at 12:30 spoke about immigrants, leaving off the illegal part. I have no clue what her point was. Either laws matter or they don’t, to her they don’t. When she got to “legal” immigrants, she mentioned one from Puerto Rico. She doesn’t know they are US citizens?
Neal Uphoff was next representing his father Ken. His family wants to buy the land back taken in the Mackinaw River Basin by eminent domain. The City has since drilled new wells, according to Neal the basin is no longer needed or usable. Has he got the City’s attention yet or does the family need to sue?
Too bad Jenn wasn’t there in person to hear Regina Noland. 21:55. Regina thinks Jenn should appreciate living in this country and treat citizens accordingly. Regina included Jenn’s failure to say the Pledge of Allegiance, her Gypsy shenanigans, and texting while people are speaking. She also mentioned Tari’s comments about Clarence Thomas including the media and Council’s failure to hold him accountable.
Tim Gleason got his raise without any Council discussion. The ordinances are always included in the Council packet on-line so people know what is being voted on. Funny, the salary increase ordinance isn’t included. Gleason will now make $191,475, more than David Hales made – 185,190. The Council Social Justice Warriors would be screaming if a private company CEO made that much, nothing last night but praises during alderman comment. See 1:20:00