By: Diane Benjamin
I don’t see video on either Normal or Bloomington’s website this morning. A sports complex wasn’t mentioned, the meeting was more of a “what we do” presentation by the Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Council, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The most noteworthy thing I heard was the EDC calling for a County wide plan of incentives to lure businesses here. It would contain giving away “new” money when benchmarks are met, like number of new employees, investment, etc. Normal will never go for that one, it would eliminate the property giveaways.
The room was not set up for the public to attend. They had to bring in at least 50 chairs. Marc Tiritilli was the only Public Comment speaker. He got to talk about Connect Transit’s mission and the unfilled seat for Normal in front of a huge group of elected officials. I hope somebody has video, there were a lot of cameras in the room.
DON’T miss this meeting:
Since the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is on the agenda, the Sport’s Complex will come up.
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The complex is a DONE deal if YOU don’t stop it!
Remember when the consultant said it will never break even? I predict some history re-writing tonight.