By: Diane Benjamin
You have to watch the Kathleen Lorenz video in this story to understand Chris Koos wasn’t listening: https://blnnews.com/2022/05/03/kathleen-now-hears-what-we-hear-when-watching-meetings/
Directly after Lorenz called for unity and better leadership Stan Nord made a Trustee comment. I hope Kathleen was paying attention to Chris Koos’ snide remark when Stan was finished. Kathleen: You saw first hand Koos doesn’t care about any opinion that differs from his. Discussions aren’t possible – fall in line of you are his enemy. Koos is why citizens with opinions different from Koos and company don’t speak at Council. Koos is vindictive and passes that philosophy on to staff. His way or the highway is how Normal rolls. Lorenz’s calls for consensus fell on deaf ears.
Kathleen claimed she sees the Council different after just being able to listen to the last meeting. Hopefully she now sees the reality lots of other citizens have seen for years. Dissent isn’t allowed. Discussion aren’t allowed if Koos doesn’t want it. The only incredible twist last night was Kevin McCarthy didn’t call a Point of Order to shut down Stan.
Watch this 4 minute video, it has to do with property taxes and the cost of living in Normal: