By: Diane Benjamin
More from the Workbook the Council used for their 2-day meeting. This meeting is posted on the website every year as required by the Open Meetings Act, but if citizens didn’t look for it they would never know it was open to the public. It is also always held during the week when most people are working,
There is an entire section labeled:
Normal Vision 2034
See those pages here: Normal Vision 2034
The Vision is divided into 8 principle categories.
Some people have commented on this site about the cozy relationship between ISU and the Town of Normal. Considering ISU is listed second, even higher than Uptown, it looks like they are right.
Taxpayers of Normal are paying for #1 whether they ever go to Uptown or not. Problems with the other three highlighted are obvious.
I am aware of at least 2 businesses that wanted to locate in Normal. One is currently building in Heyworth because regulations in Normal were too difficult to navigate. I believe the other one abandoned plans to build. I heard of another small restaurant interested in Uptown but was told they weren’t the “right fit”.
This one might as well be from communist China. Normal wants “the entire community” served by their preferred provider: CIRBN. Think they don’t or won’t access your data?
Keep in mind CIRBN is a private company but their 3 employees are considered Normal employees so they have access to Town benefits.
Free market capitalism doesn’t exist in Normal. Other private internet providers aren’t allowed in the marketplace, according to the “vision”.
Why is the “vision” for Normal to stop competition?
See all of the principles at the link above. Taxpayers of Normal: Is this the vision you elected and are willing to pay for?