By: Diane Benjamin
PDF page 10 is a proclamation declaring the first week of February: National Gun Violence Survivors’ Week.
Has Mboka figured out Chicago has moved downstate? This is part of the declaration:
That is probably true in Chicago where crimes aren’t prosecuted and kids are frequently shot and die because criminals with guns don’t face justice, they get social justice.
Is that statement true though? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hasn’t updated their website recently. The data currently available is from 2016, car crashes was the leading cause of death for children and teens, firearms was second:
Maybe Mboka got his data somewhere else than the federal government, he should say where it came from. Maybe now that violence is tolerated instead of prosecuted more kids are dying from guns. Or maybe he’s just a progressive.
See PDF pages 14-15. Unlike Normal, Bloomington actually reveals who the mayor wants to appoint to committees. Chris Koos thinks the Council needs to rubberstamp who he wants and the public isn’t allowed to know until after.
At the May 24, 2021 Council meeting the Convention and Visitors Bureau was approved to rent the entire 2nd floor of the Coliseum:
The documentation from the May meeting didn’t spell this out in plain language:
One the agenda is rejecting a bid for this work: $52,752.
The City only gets $25,200 a year for rent. Parks and Rec are investigating cheaper ways to provide a door. (duh)
On the regular agenda is a preview of next year’s budget. Of course it will be higher than this year.
Finally, Jamie Mathy has a council inititive:
Bring It On Bloomington was a survey that very few people participated in. That hasn’t stopped public officials from considering the results per gold. https://blnnews.com/2014/09/19/bring-it-on-bloomington-flops/
I don’t know what regerneration is, maybe regeneration.
Are either of those 2 large areas of the City downtown? Where Jamie Mathy’s business is?