By: Diane Benjamin
Kathleen Lorenz claims to be a Republican, so does Scott Preston. It is Republicans like these that made me leave the Republican Party years ago. The days of voting for party are long gone. Base your vote on the CHARACTER of the candidate, not the party.
Both Lorenz and Preston know Normal’s Public Comment policy violates the Open Meetings Act.
Just in case both have their heads buried somewhere, they can see the facts here: https://blnnews.com/2019/09/05/normals-illegal-public-comment-policy-2/
Both Lorenz and Preston have done nothing to comply with the law. Both could team up with Karyn Smith and Stan Nord and demand dropping “agenda items” from the policy. That should have been done months ago, but neither have demanded it or spoken publicly about it.
The Republicans are holding an indoor picnic tomorrow. If Lorenz and Preston bother to show up, Republicans need to express their disgust at the behavior exhibited by both on the Normal Town Council. Republicans used to care about the law, do they still care?
Failure to change the policy by Koos, McCarthy, and Cummings is expected. None think opinions of citizens matter – especially when those citizens elect two Trustees that refuse to play the tax and debt game.
Evidently Lorenz and Preston feel the same way.
The Town of Normal has proven the only way they are going to comply with the law is if someone FORCES them to comply. If Illinois had a competent Attorney General that would have happened a long time ago.
If the citizens hadn’t voted for tyrant 2 years ago, this wouldn’t be an issue either.