By: Diane Benjamin
City of Bloomington has a Committee of Whole meeting Monday. Agenda: http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1072&Inline=True
On the agenda:
How the Budget Overview is presented will be fascinating. If it is “sugar-coated” it will be to promote the discussion following. Tax revenue has to be plummeting: Income tax, Sales Tax, Food and Beverage Taxes, Hotel/Motel Tax, Motor Fuel Tax – just for a start.
(Don’t count on your roads getting fixed next year since the City only pays with Motor Fuel Tax)
Jeff Crabill gets to plead his case next. He will attempt to convince the majority of the Council to approve putting this item on the next agenda. See the form he submitted on PDF page 151. He wants a MINIMUM of $100,000. As reported yesterday, Crabill wants to pass redistribution of your money without facts. https://blnnews.com/2020/04/18/pick-the-target-freeze-it-personalize-it-and-polarize-it/
Crabill is the perfect example of those who rule based on heartstrings and vote buying instead of reality. Expect a few tears. He will say there isn’t time to investigate what other local agencies are doing or how much money they have for the same purpose. He will do his best Saul Alinsky impersonation to guilt others into compliance.
Never let a good crisis go to waste.
We know Carrillo will be glued to Crabill. How many other radicals will join? Tari – keep your mouth shut. Your job is running meetings not pontificating.
(Hint: Tari won’t be able to keep his mouth shut)