By: Diane Benjamin
I don’t plan to watch this meeting live tonight. I will be here instead: https://blnnews.com/2022/05/06/monday-night-a-must-for-parents/
See the packet, it’s going to be a long meeting: https://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1167&Inline=True
A few highlights:
- Ward 1 gets a replacement alderman – Grant Walch. I know zero about him.
- Bloomington is finally getting around to replacing the building that burned down at Lake Bloomington over 3 years ago: https://blnnews.com/2019/05/23/the-lake-bloomington-fire/ What have they been doing for three years without it?
- Find out what streets are getting fixed – it isn’t nearly enough because streets are not a priority! I was in Wisconsin this weekend where the weather is much worse and they have wonderful roads. Illinois has spending priorities that aren’t yours. Gas ranged from $4.04 – $4.19 there, $4.45 here.
- Bloomington wants to hire a manager for the BCPA and the Coliseum. Hope springs eternal or the plan is to subsidize losses. Meanwhile, even the BCPA shows I’ve FOIA’d (all losses) aren’t posted on the City website. Zero transparency.
I might watch part tomorrow.
I wonder if any Public Comments or Mollie herself will mention this? Does she know the Supreme Court decision has no affect in Illinois? https://pantagraph.com/news/local/watch-now-abortion-rights-supporters-demonstrate-in-downtown-bloomington/article_326901a8-cb38-11ec-a4b1-4b9bc023fdc8.html