By: Diane Benjamin
Why would the mayor of any Town post this:
He posted it Saturday night, if you want to see all the responses go to his Facebook page. I will just pick out a few:
I don’t see where Koos ever answered any of the questions, there are plenty more including a comment from Cheryl Gaines. She doesn’t know Koos is controlling the first floor of 1 Uptown circle. He has vetoed businesses wanting to locate there because they aren’t his “right fit”.
Change of topic – still Koos and company
The group of citizens opposed to Normal’s plans to allow alcohol sales in One Normal Plaza are holding another meeting. They invited the Normal Town Council to LISTEN.
The Council is using the Open Meetings Act for the reason why no more than 2 can be present.
The Open Meetings Act is to prevent discussions about Town business between elected officials when the public can’t hear those discussions. OMA doesn’t say they can’t listen to citizens.
Why is it okay for at least 3 members of the Council to attend other events? I’ve got pictures of three at the last Chamber of Commerce gala: https://blnnews.com/2020/02/01/normals-long-nightmare-is-almost-over-but-first-there-is-monday/
Why was that not an OMA violation?
If the Council members want to pretending all of them can’t be present, please treat them as clueless. Every single one can be there as long as they don’t talk. Maybe that’s why the Council members are limited to 2 – so those two that do attend can tell the concerned citizens they are wrong. It wouldn’t be the first time your elected officials didn’t care what you say.
The meeting is on 7/23 at 6:00 in the Community Activities Center in ONP – 1110 Douglas St. “Staff” put together the proposed zoning changes, if the Council cared about not wasting anymore time they would all attend. Far too much time as been wasted already trying to pass zoning the area citizens oppose.
If you have an opinion, show up!
Just to recap – the short Koos and company disrespect citizens list:
- disabled veterans
- people who HAVE to ride the bus
- churches wanting to erect a sign
- taxpayers – constant tax increases
- historical building supporters
- home owners who petition their government
- Public Comment Law
And of course the unemployed because
government closed their businesses but not his: