By: Diane Benjamin
Long time followers of the City of Bloomington will remember Bruce Meeks for his frequent public comments. He endlessly fought for transparency.
This is Bruce in 2017 at public comment:
Bruce was diagnosed with cancer over a year ago. He has been treated in Wisconsin ever since. He has a very short time left to live. I want to publicly thank him for his efforts and for being a thorn in Tari Renner’s side much of the time. Bruce is responsible for Bloomington not having sub-committees (like the County Board) because those would have violated the Open Meetings Act and made it much more difficult for citizens to know what their government was up to.
Bruce was mentioned many times on BlnNews, Tari never gave him an award for this one: https://blnnews.com/2017/10/23/tari-needs-to-give-bruce-meeks-an-award/
Bruce had to send Tari a cease and desist order for his comments according to the Pantagraph: https://blnnews.com/2017/10/27/pantagraph-explain-why-tari-is-scared/
BlnNews.com has a ton of other stories that mention Bruce Meeks. Use the SEARCH feature if you want to see more.
More citizens should be like Bruce and stand up for what they believe. If you want to send thoughts to Bruce please leave them in the comments. Thanks for all you did Bruce. May God wrap his arms around you.