By: Diane Benjamin
The Feds decided to print money and hand it out to local governments. Tonight Normal wants to hand another $200,000 to Connect Transit from those American Rescue Plan Funds. But wait – this isn’t a one time gift: (PDF page 53)
Why is Normal doing this? Not only so “1 rate for all” can continue, they can get more STATE money!
The Feds print money, hand it to Normal, they hand it to Connect Transit, who gets more State dollars to run empty buses. Feeling squished by inflation? Government is squeezing you on purpose.
Some gems from the City Manager expenses:
The 2nd floor of 1 Uptown Circle is now costing you more: $37,430.85 a month instead of $36,430.85. It’s only $1,000 more a month.
The Parking Analysis/Plan hasn’t been released. It must be a secret. (Maybe it’s bad news)
Youth on a Mission is hopefully done taking your money.
$2,565.30 for retirement? Did the police chief get a huge party? Is this Normal’s version of “Let Them Eat Cake”?