By: Diane Benjamin
I wonder if municipalities that hate the 1st Amendment right to address government will also call on the DOJ to declare citizens terrorists? Teacher unions and school boards have: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-addresses-violent-threats-against-school-officials-and-teachers It looks like Antifa doesn’t protest Marxists in government.
For a meeting that only lasted slightly more than an hour, it was packed with Must See video. The entire meeting is posted below. It will begin with the first Public Comment where Koos lost control of the meeting. Note: Kids probably shouldn’t watch because language you might not want them to hear is on the video.
Another Must See clip is below. It concerns the ever popular Sewer Tap on Fees that normally get Stan Nord cut off. These fees are meant to recover the costs of running sewers to previously unserved areas. If developers don’t pay the cost, guess who does? Reece admitted some annexation agreements state the developer pays the fee, some don’t. The Town is allowing some developers to make Normal taxpayers foot the bill, that cost is millions of dollars. Is Rivian going to pay or will Normal allow them to pass the costs to you? Rivian is not in the video, but Stan is watching! Remember when the Town billed Nord for fees they forgot to have the original developer pay at least a decade before? Normal wants you and Stan to forget. Only 1 Trustee is looking out for taxpayers in Normal, here’s the proof.
Don’t miss Chemberly Cummings comments in the video below at 49:20. One would think she would side with the crowd that showed up, she didn’t. She accused the group of using the death of Julani Day for a political platform. Cummings missed why the group was there: The Town removed a memorial that was never meant to be permanent because the Town had no respect for Julani Day, his family, friends, and ISU students.
I have filed a FOIA with Normal concerning the artwork. That FOIA should show who is responsible for its removal. In a WGLT article Koos blamed “Town Leaders”, if the FOIA doesn’t reveal who they are, Koos needs to state who is responsible. It wasn’t the Council. https://www.wglt.org/local-news/2021-10-04/jelani-day-art-removal-brings-strong-emotions-to-normal-council-chambers