By: Diane Benjamin
The comments submitted on the underpass project were received by FOIA. https://blnnews.com/2021/04/16/hey-normal/
The comments were overwhelmingly negative with a few submitted in support by the usually Koos allies.
The only difference between going ahead with the underpass and the Coliseum, both not supported by residents, is Koos and company got the entire country to pay a lot of the expensive. Bloomington residents are still paying for the Council vanity that passed the Coliseum. (Right Mike Matejka?)
Some of the comments opposed – I redacted the names:
Very few positive comments were received, here’s one example:
The “professional staff” will claim the project can’t be stopped now. Only Uptown matters in Normal.
Don’t forget: Pam Reece claimed there is no money in the budget for the next 5 years. If this suddenly appears at Council for approval to build where is the money grants don’t cover coming from? The $2 million stash they refused to pay off debt with claiming it was for future debt?