By: Diane Benjamin
Tari’s greatest lies part I lost count: https://www.cities929.com/steve-suess-podcast/
Tari Renner’s interview with Steve Suess starts around 45:00.
Nobody has ever stated your entire police force is corrupt. I stated a bad cop can make ALL of them look bad.
Diane makes stuff up. Since Tari claimed he doesn’t read BlnNews he wouldn’t know documentation for every claim is included in stories.
Tari thinks I have tried to ruin people’s careers. Public servants who don’t act like public servants need a new career Tari!
Tari claimed he decorated his office with private art on loan from area galleries. This one is too easy. Renner announced at a Council meeting “There is a new art gallery”. His office. https://blnnews.com/2014/02/26/mayor–renner-commits-a-felony-2/
The art was For Sale, City Hall even had a price list until they found out that is illegal. See the agreements with local artists here:
So, Tari was not only picking winners and losers he was showing artwork for his “winners” at City Hall. No surprise Jason Chamber didn’t prosecute, we have two sets of laws depending on who you are.
Tari claimed $10’s of thousands of dollars were spent challenging his petitions for reelection. He also claimed they quit counting when he had enough valid signatures and only 2 were thrown out. Another easy to discredit statement on behalf of Mayor Renner.
I didn’t challenge anything, Kevin Gerrard did. As stated above, 199 of 360 were ruled valid. Tari, since you don’t teach math: 161 signatures were thrown out. (360-199) Tari, that is way more than TWO!
Renner claimed I had NOTHING to do with the Coliseum prosecutions. Sure Tari, rewriting history doesn’t work. You ignored obvious problems that I pointed out for more than a year. I could tell just from the documents CIAM produced on-line there were problems. The City if Bloomington buried their heads underground and would have just signed a new contract with the managers if a lot of people in the City didn’t know the truth. Repeat this lie often enough and nobody is going to believe it.
Obviously investigators had access to more information than I did. If the City had protected their asset instead of allowing destruction of records they would have had even more. You failed Tari!
The lies continued in part 2, the above was all from the first segment.
Since Part 2 was about the Watchdog investigation, I will let them rebut Tari instead of me.
Tari probably doesn’t remember, but he lied to me the first time I met him. He had participated in a Camp Obama at ISU. I asked him what he spoke about there, I knew the answer (I frequently do when I ask questions!). Tari said he explained the Iowa Caucus procedures. He didn’t. He talked about community organizing. See how I knew in this story: https://blnnews.com/2013/02/25/vetting-tari-renner-obama/
Supposed Public Service and lying is the reason your 8 years gave me a lot to write about. You did it to your self Tari. I could write a book just on you.
Imagine if Tari had gotten his downtown hotel and conference center approved! It would have been mostly empty for a year.