By: Diane Benjamin
The best information is often in the disclosures added after the financial stuff that is purposely difficult for average citizens to understand.
Look at PDF pages 219 and 220. Normal could have printed these in landscape mode, like they did on other pages, but that would make it too easy to read.
Look at street miles. In 2011 Normal had 213, now they only have 189? In 2011 they had 3405 streetlights, but now they have 3030? What happened to 24 miles of roads and 375 stoplights? Maybe they got tired of fixing the roads so they gave them to another unit of government?
It gets better:
In 2011 the Town had 301 vehicles, in 2020 they have 335 with fewer miles of roads. Logical, right?
Maximum Available Daily Supply (Gallons)
In 2011 they could supply 11,500,000 gallons of water a day. In 2020 it’s down to 10,900,000 gallons.
Think back to the $250,000 study the Town just told citizens to pay for. Rivian is currently using Bloomington water because Normal can’t meet demands. The “professional staff” wants to run lines out west college anyway. Next you will be asked to fund a new water supply!
Now go to PDF pages 217-218:
I summarized parts for you:
Next got to pages 215-216:
Total employees in 2011: 355
Total employees in 2020: 377
Fewer miles of streets, less arrests, less garbage collected, less use of “cultural and recreation” – but 22 more employees?
Koos for 4 more years?