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By: Diane Benjamin None of the below is even possible, but Bernie Sanders supporters are working hard to win the nomination. Why does this matter? Look closer. Bloomington elected 2 people who think the above is possible. Congrats Bloomington. Aldermen Carrillo and Crabill are active socialists. The other 7 Council members need to stand united […]
By: Diane Benjamin Total Budget 4/30/15 $180,426,393 Total Budget 4/30/22 $230,300,000 (proposed budget) SEVEN year increase of $49,873,607 (Total increase of 27.6%) Note below: The 2015 budget was a 6.5% increase over 2014. Source: https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=7077 https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=23979
By: Diane Benjamin See the first part here: https://blnnews.com/2020/02/18/a-city-manager-is-not-a-ceo/ Watching Town of Normal meetings I’m amazed when the role is called over and over and over for votes because they don’t have electronic voting. Of course the meetings used to be 10 minutes so it didn’t matter. Much of last night revolved around the proposed […]
By: Diane Benjamin Tim Gleason, City Manager, wants all residents to see the 2019 Year in Review: https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=23981 It does have an impressive list of private sector investments. It doesn’t have a list of how many more could have been made but weren’t because they weren’t the “right fit”. Many listed are restaurants. How many […]
By: Diane Benjamin Last night’s Normal Town Council meeting will take more than one story. It’s becoming really easy to tell the political leanings of people just through one thing: Do they put people in boxes? People who lean left, even if they claim to be Republican, segregate people by all possible means: gender, race, […]
By: Diane Benjamin Two school districts have bond referendums on the ballot. Check to see if both just paid off bonds, to keep from lowering taxes they decided to borrow more money. Voters do not need to choose a party to vote on these two: If you live in the City of Bloomington see a […]