By: Diane Benjamin City Manager Pam Reece claimed they posted audio of Public Comment from the previous meeting. All I see is a deleted video. Lesson from this Council meeting: Cummings wasn’t on video this time during the pledge. Coincidence? If you want to talk for more than 3 minutes during public comment – first […]
By: Diane Benjamin Normal held two meetings last night. The first one was a Work Session pertaining to the underpass. Public Comment was first: 7:30 Sonja Reece explained why the underpass is essential. One item she noted was buses from Chicago bringing field trip kids from Chicago need a way to get the kids across […]
By: Diane Benjamin Two council members were absent: Joni Painter and Kimberly Bray Connect Transit’s Judy Buchanan didn’t show up. The presentation was cancelled “due to illness”. Side Note: WGLT reported only 6 members out of 13 attended the illegal Saturday meeting – they discussed items for almost 4 hours anyway: https://www.wglt.org/connect-transit-likely-delay-fare-increase-again-awaits-working-group-report How much of […]
By. Diane Benjamin A new Costco store will be opening in the former Bergners location in the Champaign mall. Was Bloomington even looked at? https://www.news-gazette.com/news/champaign-council-approves-tax-incentive-deal-for-costco/article_5016464f-879d-5eef-a0bd-73c4f09f9969. Where is the Economic Development Council? Where is Bloomington’s Economic Development department? Champaign had to promise tax breaks based on future sales, is an empty store better? Bloomington’s mall has […]
By: Diane Benjamin http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1045&Inline=True Dimmitt’s Grove planning will be discussed If you own property there, pay attention. Government planning is inflexible and usually steals property rights. This paragraph is included: Connect Transit must not have room on the empty buses to drop residents off at any of the grocery stores to the east, northeast, or […]
The ornaments are for sale: By: Dine Benjamin https://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3467 Since the video had “technical difficulties” just during public comment at the last meeting, the minutes for approval tonight have a TINY bit of info on each person who spoke – emphasis on TINY: All of the speakers with the exception of Dave Shields were against […]
The people who live in Lexington should make this decision, if outsiders show up they should reveal where they are from.