By: Diane Benjamin
In a representative government elected officials represent the people, not the organization they are elected to. Pam Reece wants meetings fixed in advance which is why 2 on 1 meetings are held. It’s embarrassing for her to actually have Trustees do what they were elected to do – represent the people paying her exorbitant salary ($264,309.63 https://normal.org/DocumentCenter/View/14857/Total-Compensation-Report—Town-of-Normal)
Harmon Arts Grants are mentioned in this email exchange. As I’ve reported before these are your tax dollars, former Mayor Paul Harmon isn’t funding anything.
Governing is easier with bobbleheads, Pam wants them for the public show. She doesn’t want tough questions in public, she only wants questions where the public can’t see what’s really going on. Why? To make Trustees look like they work for you? Until recently that is exactly what they looked like! Gee, what changed? Thinking . . . thinking. . .
Kathleen Lorenz sent her this email to only Pam:
Below is Pam’s response – note she copied the mayor even though Kathleen didn’t send it to him. Obtained by FOIA: