By: Diane Benjamin
Maybe a better question is how much have citizens been charged for Bloomington to move from the Old City Hall to the Government Center?
Council meetings used to be held on Olive Street. The City website doesn’t have that address anymore, it has been changed to Washington St. See the bottom of this page: https://www.cityblm.org/
Who is still housed on Olive Street?
The Council never voted on relocation. We know the city spent money redesigning a space in the Government Center off Washington – The Hub.
On Olive Street the Council had a voting system and board that displayed votes. In the same chambers where the County Board meets they have some system for aldermen to vote but no board displays the results. The clerk or mayor just announce the results.
Tonight the Council will vote on a new voting system for their new location:
That $101,233.28 is over 3 years. The relocation bills keep mounting! The old voting system couldn’t be moved?
The County Board meets at the same location. Evidently working together is too difficult. I’m hearing Bloomington adding personnel to the building is also making working together difficult. Some offices already had space shortages. Bloomington’s move made them worse.
EVERYTHING . . .
tonight is on the Consent Agenda. It could be a short meeting, it all depends on what is pulled – it anything. I predict the security camera will be. Keep in mind, if people actually governed themselves the cameras wouldn’t be needed. The meeting is being held on zoom. Covid is scary!