By: Diane Benjamin
Normal turned in their certified ballet yesterday, 6 people are running for 3 seats:
Lorenz and Byars claim to be Republicans. Byars is on the Planning Commission, appointed by Chris Koos. He was previously an intern for Jason Barickman but he didn’t recuse himself from the vote on Wintergreen Subdivision: https://blnnews.com/2022/08/05/planning-commissioner-byars-should-have-recused-himself/
A “secret” appointment by Koos until after Council votes says all you need to know about Byars.
The election will be very clear this time: 1-3 will support whatever is presented by professional staff. 4-6 think your opinions and fiscal sanity matter.
One candidate withdrew her petitions because she is leaving town, she is also on the Planning Commission:
Koos will get another “secret” appointment to the Planning Commission in January because of Lund.