By: Diane Benjamin
Citizens: The City is “WOKE”. They have enshrined forever slaves in Texas finally finding out they were free. What won’t be mentioned:
- slavery wasn’t in the entire country, largely it was in the south.
- owners were largely democrats who went on to form the KKK when they lost the civil war
- white people fought to end slavery
- the first owner of slave was a black man
- indigenous people owned black slaves
- democrat president segregated the military
- democrats created laws to keep blacks from voting
Most important: Leave out the progress made over the last 156 years. (except for the ones promoting this narrative to be divisive)
Again “Woke”. I was contacted by a parent who went downtown with her kids and quickly left the last pride event. She didn’t think it was appropriate for her kids. It will be held again later in June.
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Documentation mentions the ability to communicate with “other agencies”. It doesn’t specifically mention Metcom.
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Police too, ability to communicate with Metcom isn’t mentioned:
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In the past the McLean County Regional Planning Commission has “planned” multi-modal transportation – as in bike lanes on busy streets. Maybe this year they can get McLean County to ban single family building permits. Research that one coming from DC. Housing just isn’t fair when some people can’t afford their own house.
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Connect transit is not sustainable, I bet MCRPC won’t be studying them:
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MCRPC is going to help rural communities. Do what the feds require and we can get you grants:
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Nobody locally can get these?
There are other items on the Consent Agenda that shouldn’t be controversial. Included is approving single family home construction south of Ireland Grove and east of Hershey and a car wash on IAA drive and Vernon.
The only three items on the regular agenda, two are the initiatives Molly Ward brought at a previous meeting:
The third should be a riveting COVID Update.