By: Diane Benjamin
Population of Normal as of 7/1/2022: 52,838 (Many ISU kids who don’t stay all year)
Bloomington reported 645 Full Time employees to the Comptroller last year (They want many more)
Normal reported 369 Full Time employees
Bloomington population is 39.5% bigger than Normal
Bloomington has 54% more employees than Normal
Now that you have some facts:
According to Open the Books in 2022:
Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason was paid $205,142. The numbers are fudged somewhat because 2020 shows $214,571.
Normal City Manager Pam Reece was paid $216,871 for managing MANY fewer employees and working for MANY fewer citizens.
Tonight Pammy gets a HUGE raise – probably without any discussion or public comments from citizens:
Citizens of Normal do get a Bird Viewing Water Feature paid for with a Grant from State Farm: PDF page 32
Maybe the water feature will also breed mosquitoes for the nearby Connie Link Amphitheatre.