By: Diane Benjamin Bills and payroll for Bloomington Monday night: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=20474 I wonder who taxpayers will be handing gift cards to: Green Top’s taxpayer 3 month subsidy: Celebrate! Four more employees spiked their already high unaffordable pensions so they get an even more unaffordable retirement at your expense: Agenda: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=20488 Likely without discussion […]
By: Diane Benjamin Connect Transit did show a 10.5% increase for October in fixed route boarding per hour! Unfortunately, 10.5% is an increase of 2.4 people. PDF page 12: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fCvCpZaHKD0VP2ihG3uOL8t0OlsOZEQZ/view PDF page 8: Operating Revenue of $130,684 Operating Expenses of $1,021,598 Loss for October: $890,914 YOUR tax dollars are covering that loss! PDF page 37 […]
By: Diane Benjamin For last years MLK dinner, Illinois State University hired Marc Lemont Hill as the Keynote speaker. Hill was just fired from CNN for extreme antisemitic remarks. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna942151 Previously ISU had Van Jones speak at an MLK dinner. He resigned from the Obama administration after his ties to Marxist and communist groups became […]
By: Diane Benjamin Bills for Monday night: http://www.normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3124 Below are $2,018,187.32 in interest payments. Projects never cost what they say because interest is usually not included. If Uptown was such a huge benefit to the Town, your taxes would be going down. Are they? . . . . . . .
By: Diane Benjamin On November 2nd Normal held a Strategic Planning Session. It was a Friday at 10:00 am in the Executive Board Room at City Hall. http://www.normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3105 Did any citizens know about or attend this meeting? Did the press report on it? Keep in mind, Trustee RC McBride is the General Manager of […]
By: Diane Benjamin The first day petitions for the City Council could be circulated was August 28th. That’s almost 3 months ago. Amelia Buragas finally decided on the final day that she wasn’t running again. She probably notified Tari a few days ago which led to a frantic attempt to get signatures for a candidate […]
By: Diane Benjamin Bills and Payroll The arena continues to fleece taxpayers: I wonder how many payments there will be? Legal Fees For October (the boot of government?): History Museum and Visitors Center: Following Normal’s lead, Bloomington will be taxing short-term rentals! All residents who rent their property will be required to register. If the website […]