By: Diane Benjamin
Maybe the below will tell you why the public is encouraged to watch this meeting on-line instead of showing up. In an “emergency”, keep citizens from speaking.
WEEK is the only media I’ve seen saying the virus has likely been here for some time: https://week.com/2020/03/20/mclean-county-reports-3-new-confirmed-cases-of-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR0txyysl-6hw6DFVEnpzQ_g8xkdJh7ESaf0Re0UoDVIsLaSu2wYe3l0ukg
Packet for Bloomington Monday night: http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1067&Inline=True
Hey Bloomington and Normal: Do you realize your pension funding percentages just crashed! Any municipal employees who think they are going to retire courtesy of taxpayers need to re-think. MANY millions in taxes have been taken from citizens to have pensions funded at 100% by 2040. It isn’t going to happen. Massive tax increases will be needed to even come close. Meanwhile, current retirees are exhausting the depleted funds.
Instead of fixing the pension unsustainable taxpayer fleece:
Democrats want the ability to tax you more – progressive income tax.
Vote NO in November, the rich aren’t the target. You are.
The emergency ordinance is actually in two places. Starting on PDF page 335 are changes to the City Code. On PDF page 517 and following are tyrannical powers granted to government. If both the City Manager and Assistant are incapacitated, guess who is in charge:
See PDF page 524. The City violated their own rules and allowed the two socialist on the Council to set the agenda. Thanks for negotiating with terrorists. (I stole that, not saying from who) “Several” alderman can’t get an item on the agenda, but yet they did. It is a meaningless request for funding. It will be used for propaganda, the council needs to vote NO simply because it violates the rules for placing an item on the agenda. Let’s see who wimps out.
Since the fiscal year is almost over and money is in the budget, the City is spending it. It is immaterial that revenue has and will crash along with the pension funds. The money is there, so write a check! Non-essential spending should immediately end because as this City statement says:
Consent Agenda Items:
“Due for replacement” isn’t essential spending:
How many is “most”?
The current vehicle only has 57,701 miles and maintenance was $8,143.02? This vehicle sounds like a lemon, so why are they buying a newer version of the same thing?
Has anybody done a study on bike usage? This is a waste of money, NOBODY IS USING THE CURRENT BIKE LANES.
Maybe needed, so much non-essential it’s hard to tell.
This building has been in need of demolition for years. Now isn’t the time to do it.
Sensing a “water” theme?
They have a camera/software system now, they just want better.
No mention of how these will be paid back.