By: Diane Benjamin
Before Covid restrictions put more businesses with video gaming out of business, the City is taking action. Not to help them stay in business, the Clerk will now allow other businesses to get on a wait list for new licenses. I found it hilarious that previously they thought this was too difficult. Now it isn’t. Remember, the City capped licenses at 60. Obviously that protects those that already have licenses since free markets would allow as many as people want.
Is the City predicting many more license holders are or will be out of business soon? The Clerk did mention one license has already been given to a new business. If Liquor Commissioner Renner keeps playing tyrant without any proof Covid is spread at establishments with a Liquor License more will be out of business. I wonder if he has friends waiting for licenses to become available? Tari?
The Welcoming America initiative brought by Donna Boelen discussion starts at 46:45. Even though Renner warned the council this discussion was only on this proposal, Carrillo couldn’t help herself from declaring this is not what she wants. She wants a Welcoming Ordinance that eliminates law enforcement with regards to any immigration issues. Jeff Crabill wanted to amend the initiative for the same reasons. Welcoming America passed 7-2, the two mentioned voted against it. They are free to do their own initiative but it would likely fail. Depending on how the next election turns out, it could come back next year. Alderman Ward sounded like she was siding with Carrillo and Crabill, but she voted yes to move it forward.
Fun erupted at 1:12:00 when Carrillo veered into accusations the initiative is only to circumvent the ordinance she wants. Alderman Bray called a point of order because Carrillo’s tone was accusatory. Bray called another point of order when Carrillo implied lots of people want the Welcoming Ordinance. Many more people want the roads fixed Jenn, that isn’t happening either. You can’t always get what you want!
Jenn must not have been listening earlier when it was stated Welcoming America does not mean a Welcoming Ordinance is dead.
Zoom meetings are fun, watch Carrillo snickering at comments by Joni Painter around 1:25:15. Painter stated Bloomington would have a Welcoming Ordinance now if the same one had been presented as the one Normal passed. I haven’t looked at what Normal passed, so I don’t know what the differences are.
Taxpayers should be thrilled to know the Coliseum now only houses the Farmer’s Market and some City offices. This building is nowhere near paid off and everybody is paying higher sales taxes because if it. Of course the Council and mayor that passed building it didn’t believe in Limited Government, but they did believe the consultant who claimed it would never cost taxpayers a cent. Voting April 6th?
Tari Renner’s closing comments start at 1:42:15. He claimed he was cleared by the Health Department on Monday. He didn’t explain how that happened. Did he get a rapid test? Was he tested last week, just a few days after being confirmed positive? He did admit to being at the gym yesterday, but he was wearing a mask. If you don’t want to be called a hypocrite start following the science Tari. Pritzker’s science proves Covid isn’t spread in bars and restaurants, shopping with symptoms could have. You were spotting getting groceries, maybe masks don’t really work? You mentioned your son had it, did he give it to you? The science does say families and friend get-togethers are spreader events. I wonder if Tari noticed he was still coughing during the meeting?
Alderman Mathy wants people to enjoy the holidays with family and friends – 1:49:15. Is that okay with Pritzker Jamie? He also claimed people should be listening to the professionals instead of social media. He actually thinks they know what they are talking about. Remember don’t wear a mask, then everybody should wear one? Should we go along with the ones trying to destroy freedom too Jamie?
The comments descended into stupidly from there. Watch is you want to be entertained. Carrillo followed by Tari prove they have no idea what the Reason for the Season really is.