By: Diane Benjamin
Jeff Fritzen would get a lot more support if he hadn’t sided with the Town of Normal against the citizens who wanted representation according to Illinois law. He sided with the Town instead.
If you haven’t heard, Pritzker signed the legislation making Normal the only Incorporated Town that doesn’t have to follow existing law. They have their own law now locking citizens out of getting representation according to Municipal Code, back to 10 minute meetings. This law PROVES the citizens were right or it wouldn’t have been needed. Your elected officials are nothing more than YES votes for whatever the Town wants to do. Congrats. It also proves Democrats do not believe in voting rights, democracy, or the rights of citizens to direct representation. Electing trustees At-Large means no one has representation. It is illegal to make a law that only applies to one entity. Democrats believe in: I’m doing it, sue me.
Fritzen made the same argument as the lawsuit during Public Comment before the 2nd vote was taken. He was ignored then.
Back to the lawsuit. I’m going to predict this one. If it ever gets to court Judge Foley will tell Fritzen the Town of Normal is Home Rule and can therefore do whatever they want. That is the same ruling Judge Fellheimer used. Home Rule does not give municipalities unlimited power, but the ruling class makes that claim anyway. Unless you are filthy rich, government always has the money to defeat you.
You might want to read the Declaration of Independence about now.
Fritzen had better be willing to spend a lot of money for appeals. The Town of Normal will be willing to spend whatever tax money they need to.
I wonder if Koos will ask for his bike back? https://blnnews.com/2020/04/20/fritzens-bike-you-have-to-see-this-one/