By: Diane Benjamin
The latest tax return from CIRBN available is from 2017. They file as a non-profit. This is a summary: https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/461304666
The Town of Normal Comprehensive Plan done by the McLean County Regional Planning Commission in 2017 mentions CIRBN 10 times. https://mcplan.org/file/227/Elements_Economic%20Vitality.pdf
PDF page 9 shows CIRBN as a “positive contributor” and a “partner”.
PDF page 28 has this:
PDF page 35 has this:
PDF page 37-38 has this:
5G networks could make everything CIRBN is doing obsolete. I don’t see any mention of 5G on the CIRBN website: https://www.cirbn.org/
Do you trust WI-FI in Public places? If yes, please explain why!
The taxpayers of Normal have paid to run CIRBN to place like Destihl. Why?
Why did Unit 5 drop CIRBN? See D & E https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicAgenda.aspx?ak=1000890&mk=50279018
Since Unit 5 switched to Metronet, CIRBN is now a competitor of a private sector business.
Since 2013 CIRBN’s tax return shows $20,894,141 worth of grants and revenue. None of that money is taxable since CIRBN claims to be a non-profit. See Part III https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/461304666/201812419349300236/full
Normal considers CIRBN’s 3 employees Town employees. If the market crashes adding 3 more pensions just makes the problem worse. Why can’t all non-profits be Town employees Normal?
Now use your brain. What has government ever made better?
Government doesn’t solve problems, they create them. CIRBN is a problem that needs to go away. Government should not compete with the private sector. The end product will not be the quality produced by companies using their own money.