More proof Connect Transit shouldn’t exist

By:  Diane Benjamin We’ve all seen the empty buses We’ve all seen the inflated ridership numbers We’ve all seen them ignore pleas from people they should be serving. We’ve all seen the huge buses damaging infrastructure It’s obvious they don’t care about anything except their agenda. The agenda we see is to take as much […]

Pekin didn’t need a cannabis task force

By:  Diane Benjamin Source: https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190923/pekin-city-council-approves-3-cannabis-sales-tax Excerpts: The Pekin City Council approved an ordinance imposing a 3% sales tax on cannabis sales during Monday’s meeting. The tax will be in addition to other local sales taxes collected by the city. “Collection of municipal sales taxes on the sale of cannabis would not start until September 2020,” […]

Connect Transit fails FOIA

By:  Diane Benjamin On August 29th I filed a FOIA request with Connect Transit: Smart Growth America is the “facilitator” they hired for the Working Group in June of 2019.  See this WGLT story – $53,000  https://www.wglt.org/post/connect-transit-board-modifies-pink-route-hires-facilitator#stream/0 First Response to the FOIA: The due date of September 6th was extended 5 days. Next I got […]