See response to FOIA below:
By: Diane Benjamin
First a side note to Tim. Since you have a FOIAable email address I’ll say thanks here.
US Representative Rodney Davis was on Cities 92.9 this morning with Steve Suess. Davis was asked about the $8 million grant to Connect Transit for a downtown Bloomington transfer station.
According to Rodney the grant would not have been awarded without specific plans submitted, like location and design.
Gee, we were told Connect is still trying to pick a location. One location being considered is where the Bloomington City Hall is now.
Does the Federal Government have details citizens haven’t been told?
Either Rodney Davis has no clue what he’s talking about or Connect Transit, Tari Renner, and Tim Gleason know what the plans are – they just aren’t telling us.
According to Davis the process qualifies under the Open Meetings Act and FOIA law for transparency. I just FOIA’d the application Connect Transit submitted to the feds. Since the document doesn’t have to be searched for it shouldn’t take 5 business days to receive,
(Unless somebody has something to hide)
If specific plans are in place, expect a story soon by one of the preferred media spinners.
Response to FOIA request: