By: Diane Benjamin
Need proof Normal’s spending is to provide union jobs? Keep reading. When the private sector isn’t providing jobs, government is the only alternative.
Mike Matejka is the Governmental Affairs Director, Great Plains Laborers District Council representing LiUNA locals in central Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Why is Mike Matejka arranging official visits concerning the underpass? He isn’t a Town employee, and he isn’t an elected official. Has the Council appointed him special ambassador for ridiculous spending? Why does being a member of the Normal Planning Commission make him a tour guide?
This email chain was received by a FOIA filed by a citizen in Normal. Since Matejka’s email address is redacted, the Town knows he has no special position or authority. Evidently he just acts like it.
Obviously Normal keeps moving forward with the underpass without a vote.
Has Koos twisted Kathleen’s arm to vote Yes?
In 2015 while running for office (the first time) she didn’t think taxpayers should be forced to “cover the bulk of the cost”. Does she know “grants” are tax money? Is this project still $10 Million short? Will Kathleen vote to borrow more money?
March 31, 2015 Pantagraph:
When do your Council representatives get to vote?
When Koos and Reece have final plans in place?