By: Diane Benjamin
A little history:
A lot of department spending at the City of Bloomington is done by PCard. Since December isn’t a month with conferences to attend and employees are more likely to take time off, it shouldn’t be a surprise PCard spending is lower than usual:
So what happened in March?
Likely April will be even lower. See all the PCard spending starting on PDF page 98. https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=24372
The list has lots of conferences refunds.
The rush to retire and spike pensions continues:
Once the spiking ends I will FOIA what allowing employees to spike pensions cost you. It’s in the MILLIONS! Wire transfers to IMRF totaling $291,084.09 are included before the PCard list.
Coliseum: The fleece that keeps on taking:
Grand total: $309,136.32
The only arena bid listed for 2019 was replacing the fire alarm system, of course details are skechy at best: https://www.cityblm.org/government/advanced-components/documents/-folder-1636
Grand Total: $3,500.00
Repairs to the Coliseum amount to almost half of what was reportedly cut from concrete and asphalt at the last meeting. (Who needs good roads anyway)
I’m sure you can find other questionable spending, glance through it.