By: Diane Benjamin
Remember the Bloomington City Council voting down spending $270,000 over 3 years for a lobbyist? https://blnnews.com/2023/02/15/gleason-thinks-the-council-works-for-him/
Gleason wants grant money for the downtown streetscape. Does he know grant money is taxpayer money? Does he know the Feds spend more money every year than they take in? $31 Trillion in debt is meaningless when he wants a fancy downtown?
He could be getting grants to fix the roads, but roads are boring. New with your name on a plaque is always better.
I have lots of text messages I received by FOIA. Dee Urban and Tom Crumpler got the hard sell from Gleason, the mayor, and Donna Boelen to change their vote. They eventually complied. Gleason knows Bloomington taxpayers would be outraged at the price tag the new streetscape will have on it. He wants the whole country to pay for it instead.
Quit voting for progressives who hire other progressives. Nice things bankrupt your kids and grandkids.
According to Julie Emig grant money has to be bought, elected representatives can’t be bothered to represent.
Note: If your first instinct is to vote NO, it was right.
All the text messages: