By: Diane Benjamin
Committee of Whole meeting 5/18 http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1076&Inline=True
Alderman Mathy doesn’t understand people don’t want to pay for parking. That is why strip malls and other shopping options are where people go – not downtown.
Mathy has 3 Council initiatives for the Council. They will vote Yes they want to hear more or NO to shelve it.
Since Mathy is claiming it won’t cost the City anything, he must think enforcement will pay for itself.
This one makes me think Mathy will be running for Mayor. Those who bother to vote are possessed by downtown. It has new roads, flower beds, and pots and businesses and shoppers still aren’t flocking there. Downtown focus isn’t a winning strategy next year. After spending $100,000,000 between the Coliseum, BCPA, streets and flowers and sewers – shouldn’t downtown show a Return on Investment before more money is thrown into a BLACK HOLE? (Interest somehow is never included in the total cost)
Nice idea if there are any businesses left to open. Since dictator Renner wants to play politics with people’s lives and businesses, many won’t be back. Representative government doesn’t exist. Alderman comments aren’t on the agenda.
Residents also get to hear about the sewer system. I wonder if Public Works has found all the parts yet.