By: Diane Benjamin
If the citizens of Normal want to believe their government works for them, go for it.
The below is from the World Economic Forum website. They are pushing a Smart City plan for cities worldwide. They have “experts” who plan for cities and then members fall in line with the plan.
FYI: The WEF isn’t bound by local laws, constitutions, or the will of the populations they expect to comply with their plans.
Anyone think Smart City plans in London and Moscow should be instituted in Normal? Look at the cities listed below and ask yourself what Normal has in common with any of them.
Normal has been a part of Smart City since 2017. This 2020 report is on their website:
Read it while remembering everything in it originated in an organization that doesn’t believe in freedom. It is heavily data driven, so is China. Normal has software that tracks every mention on social media of the Town. Social media companies and government have colluded to silence opposition. Data collection requires control of data.
In 2019 Normal hired Vasudha Gadhiraju as Director of Innovation and Technology. She was formerly the Executive Director of the McLean County Regional Planning Commission. Before that she was the Environmental Planner/Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Decatur. She was also a GIS Planner.
Per OpenTheBooks.com in 2018 she was paid $113,304 as the Executive Director. In 2022 the Town of Normal paid her a base salary of $140,862. She wasn’t hired for her expertise in technology, she was hired for her planning background.
See PDF page 9 in the Normal Smart City document. The Town is advised by national and international organizations. Remember when Koos decided Uptown 2.0 wouldn’t have natural gas lines even though that would violate current law? https://blnnews.com/2023/04/19/koos-dream-goes-up-in-natural-gas/
Jump to PDF page 16. The Town is pursuing certification by What Works Cities. https://whatworkscities.bloomberg.org/
That organization is part of Bloomberg Philanthropies and led by Results for America. It is the first-of-its-kind standard of excellence for data-driven and well-managed local government.
This statement is on their website: https://results4america.org/press-releases/results-for-america-awards-seven-cities-in-north-and-south-america-with-bloomberg-philanthropies-what-works-cities-certification-for-exceptional-use-of-data/
Want to be governed by International Standards? “Experts” have an agenda that has nothing to do with better government.
The links between nonprofits and the World Economic Forum who wants you to eat bugs are endless. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/07/good-grub-why-we-might-be-eating-insects-soon/
Back to 10 minute meetings in Normal. The council is oblivious to where Normal wants to take you. Watch for drones. Their use is in the document.
Do citizens in Normal care their tax dollars are being used for meaningless certifications? The “professional staff” must not be capable of well-managed local government. They need national and international organizations telling them what to do.