Downs: Writing ordinance violations for traffic isn’t legal!

By:  Diane Benjamin The Village of Downs has this paragraph in their City Code:   PDF page 10:    https://media.rainpos.com/1071/01071201807310321435182.pdf What a great racket! I wonder why Bloomington and Normal don’t write ordinance violations instead of speeding tickets.  They could make a fortune keeping all the money for themselves! They don’t do it because it isn’t legal. […]

Atlanta Library Board is clueless

By:  Diane Benjamin I attended the Atlanta Public Library Board meeting last night.  One thing is clear, the Board needs replaced and every vestige of Bill Thomas needs eliminated. Keep in mind, the crowd opposing this board stopped them from paying Bill Thomas (BOARD MEMBER) $200,000 for Union Hall.  The have every right to watch […]

Bloomington Ethics: Nikita Richards

By:  Diane Benjamin The City is required by law to hold an ethics hearing on the complaint filed by Kevin Gerrard, so far that hasn’t happened. Kevin FOIA’d Nikita’s entire browser history for the month of June.  The City has a new way of pretending she isn’t campaigning or shopping while being paid by taxpayers: […]

Gleason is going!

By:  Diane Benjamin Just a few choice picks from Bills and Payroll for approval on Monday:       http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=20012 From previous story:  https://blnnews.com/2018/09/20/international-infamy-bloomington/ Tim Gleason is going to the ICMA conference in Baltimore   This looks like a FOIA: One month of legal cost sent to Springfield: . . . . . . . . . […]

International Infamy: Bloomington

By:  Diane Benjamin I been on the ICMA email list for years.  ICMA is INTERNATIONAL CITY/COUNTY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION.  This is the place for managers who think government solves problems.  All it takes is money, of course yours. The daily email is a summary of what government is up to, mostly around the country, but also internationally.  […]

Video: Mikey on calls with his mom

Judge Hill has not seen these videos and Amber Buck’s lawyer successful kept the court in Massachusetts from seeing them. Amber’s attorney complained in court here that he doesn’t have a copy, he got a copy from Michael’s lawyer at the last hearing. The video is numerous calls between Mikey and his mother.  Her voice […]