By: Diane Benjamin
There was a time when Bloomington grew rapidly and had money to burn. Instead of investing in replacing ancient infrastructure the Council built a fire station that has never been used, the Coliseum, a water tower built too short to use, created give-a-ways to developers, and rehabbed the BCPA. The City Manager who oversaw these wastes of your money has been retired for years and collecting this pension:
Of course taxpayers are still paying off most of the above list.
Monday’s Council meeting again had a long line of people from the Eastgate subdivision who are still trying to clean up the sewage mess from weeks ago. The City of Bloomington should be thanking their lucky stars I don’t live in Eastgate, I wouldn’t have been anything close to as nice as the speaker below. She has been dealing with sewage and water issues since she moved into her house
52 years ago!
She has tried over and over to get the City to fix the problems. They installed something in her basement that doesn’t help.
Still think government works for citizens?
If your answer is Yes, there is probably sewage swamp land available in Eastgate!
Some of the speakers moved to Eastgate more recently, I wonder if the previous owners disclosed the problems. It is required by law!
The City of Bloomington is getting MILLIONS of tax dollars from the feds. I know where that money should be spent. You know where that money should be spent.
The only question is: Does the Council, City Manager, and staff know?
Eastgate is not the only part of the City affected, evidently the other residents think being nice will get their problems fixed. (cue laughter)
Listen to all of the speakers by hitting play below. The first 4 minutes of the video has no sound, so skip those.