By: Diane Benjamin
One way Normal has tried to justify problems is to state they had to decrease staff a few years ago.
Is that true?
Not according to what the Town sent to the Illinois Comptroller’s office: The warehouse
This site was created years ago for citizens. The format is easier to understand than the CAFR and three years of data can be compared with just a click.
This is what is entered from information the Town provided: (fiscal years)
Population is down. Both Full time and Part time employees are up. Of course salaries are up too.
The Equalized Assessed Value is up, likely due to Uptown which has no benefit to citizens or other taxing bodies. Since the increased property tax revenue goes to the TIF the Town keeps it to pay TIF expenses.
I wonder if the Town included the three CIRBN employees?