By: Diane Benjamin
Remember when Normal bought the two Rivians?
The pickup was $73,631. The SUV was $77,931. Both numbers include $1000 down payment.
Council thought the two vehicles would be added to the fleet so they could be used as necessary. The pickup has regular plates that no one has ever explained. The SUV has government plates.
“Somebody” drives the pickup without ever signing it out. GUESS WHO!
I did not receive the 6 months I FOIA’d, below is what I did receive. As soon as the SUV was received the pickup quit being used by employees. The SUV isn’t even used that often. Paying employees mileage for personal use of their vehicle would have been cheaper than letting the SUV sit. We know the pickup truck isn’t just sitting. It’s been seen all over town.