By: Diane Benjamin
If you happened to watch the Normal Town Council meeting last night you might have shut it off before they got to Council comments. You missed proof Normal isn’t government For and By The People, it’s for and by the staff. Kathleen Lorenz went on a long diatribe condemning Stan Nord for actually representing the people who pay for Lorenz and company’s folly.
Unfortunately it is long but every citizen of Normal needs to hear it. Lorenz perfectly says what the entire Council and Mayor think and why next April no one running for re-election should get your vote:
Lorenz does not understand why elections are held. She does not represent the people who voted for her, she represents the staff. There are a lot of good people working for the Town of Normal who understand they are spending other people’s money – leadership does not. She accused Stan of disrespecting the staff with his “tone”. She really hates Stan’s Facebook live recaps he does after after every Council meeting letting citizens know what happened.
Proving he is a class act Stan Nord did not respond to Kathleen, he spoke after her about issues he is passionate about like bus service at the VA Clinic and auto-renewing contracts and leases the Town has for way below market value. He represents you, Lorenz does not. She wants the Council to always vote 7-0 to show unity.
Kathleen really misses the 5-10 minute Pre-Stan meetings where
none of them questioned spending or polices.
Lorenz laments Stan comes across as Them vrs Us. She must think the Ryburn lease for $120 a year is fiscally responsible. She must think paying property taxes the Town doesn’t owe is fiscally responsible. Lorenz must think the LAVISH underpass design and cistern water feature fleecing taxpayers is fiscally responsible. Kathleen thinks spending thousands of dollars on advertising for a closed theater is also responsible because she trusts Beth Whisman.
A lot of people don’t Kathleen!
Long time readers know the items I listed is the SHORT list of flagrant taxpayer abuse.
Town Trustees are elected to stand between government and the people. Kathleen only represents government, she conned her voters. She would rather spend time at Chamber galas and being “seen” than protect your money.
Lorenz accused the rest of the council of putting up with Stan. McCarthy attacked Stan earlier for daring to question spending, I expect the attacks to increase as the election next April gets closer. Stan is not going to fold, thank him for working for you.
This is MUST SEE video for everyone who thought government was working for them. They aren’t. Watch the faces of the others while she is talking.