By: Diane Benjamin
Below is an email I received as part of a FOIA from Normal. Note it is entirely redacted:
I’m not sure why Normal had a copy since they aren’t listed. I noticed it was written to a City of Bloomington employee, so I FOIA’d Bloomington for this email. See if you notice anything strange in the one I received:
These two are the same email. Normal wanted to hide the information in the first one by redacting it, but they took it ONE STEP further. They ERASED the attachments line and the name of the file attached. Altering a public document simply because it is part of FOIA is illegal. Documents belong to the people, not government.
Next I of course had to FOIA Bloomington for the file. Maybe somebody can tell me what’s so top secret about it:
I think I know, maybe I should wait until the head exploding is over. Of course I am map challenged. (Just ask my hubby)
Maybe Normal just wants citizens to pay instead of billing Rivian. Developers always pay the cost of running utilities.