By: Diane Benjamin According to Renner’s interview this morning on WJBC he has been plotting since December to appoint Amelia Buragas and Justin Boyd to the Connect Transit Board. He wants two people who know economic development and have experience spending millions of dollars. (his words) Keep in mind, Amelia wanted to tear down a […]
By: Diane Benjamin The latest case for limited government: Bloomington talked residents into electric aggregation in 2013. It was meant to save people money by contracting for lower electricity rates by buying in bulk. According to the City website the contract negotiated for you expired almost a year ago: Source: http://www.cityblm.org/government/city-council/municipal-electric-aggregation If you click on the […]
By: Diane Benjamin This is what Connect claims their mission is: https://www.connect-transit.com/about/mission.asp Here’s what citizens think the mission is: Provide transportation to people that need the service. From yesterday’s Press Release: https://blnnews.com/2019/05/17/idot-conspires-with-connect-transit/ Connect doesn’t agree: Connect thinks “talent” will be attracted to buses. How do empty buses make the communities walkable, bikable, and welcoming? Another […]
By: Diane Benjamin Tomorrow the entire crew will be out filling potholes! The bad news is they will be paid overtime for 8 hours. Worse news: Today they all got off paid two hours early after a pizza party. No word on who paid for the pizza. This is the second year – it’s to […]
By: Diane Benjamin Original story and pic: https://blnnews.com/2019/05/15/pothole-alert/ The huge hole was not on City property, but it is in the Empire TIF district. The hole is north of McDonald’s on Empire. The pic below shows part of the TIF: The TIF was started in February of 2016. As of 4/30/18 the TIF had only […]
Front Street – pics from a reader:
By: Diane Benjamin A reader sent a pic of a pothole at IAA and Eastland Crossing. (I have no idea where this is!) Yes, that’s rebar at the bottom. Are those official City of Bloomington cones? Who added the rock? Keep sending pics! Consider it a Public Service. I wonder what this road is rated?