By: Diane Benjamin
A few people have wondered if the video in that story was taken out of context. If you want the 20 minutes before of ceiling shots, people cleaning their cameras, and others jumping in and out I can post it. The meeting was about to start when this video was snipped.
Obviously Gayle Price is responding to the guy who popped in the door behind her. There is no context, previously the only comment about a fire was to say one guy wouldn’t be attending the Zoom call because he was at a fire. There was no mention of where and nobody asked.
Everything that happened occurred during that 49 seconds.
That is until this comment was made by another City of Bloomington employee:
This guy isn’t a building inspector, he’s a Patrol Officer (George and William are the same guy https://www.pantagraph.com/news/bloomington-officer-charged-with-dui-returns-to-work/article_1081938a-657e-5c62-b6ad-910f56009b7c.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share ):
These two civil servants have no compassion for people who can’t afford to live in swanky neighborhoods with less crime and drugs. People don’t live in sub-standard housing because they want to, they live there because they can’t afford anything better.
(See the never ending tax and fee increases under Renner)
Having no compassion is one thing, but these two “civil servants” want homes to burn down! Can the people living there get out first? Get their possessions out first?
How many more people at the City of Bloomington wish housing for the poor would burn down?
How many of those on the first video agreed with Gayle? Nobody called her out for her comment!
Gayle Price and William McGonigle didn’t lose a paycheck during the COVID shutdowns. If government employees had faced the same tyranny the private sector has they would understand compassion. Above average salaries, job protection, and lavish pensions have created employees without public service mentalities.
If Gayle Price thinks some buildings shouldn’t exist, why isn’t she making that happen with code enforcement? She would rather wait until they burn down?
William doesn’t think people should judge? How about a cop getting a DUI? Can we judge you for that one?