Bloomington Fun

By: Diane Benjamin If you can’t wait to hear Public Comment from the pre-meeting concerning Jenn Carrillo’s Facebook post, just hit play below. It starts right after roll call. Another Public Comment session (much shorter) took place before the 6:00 meeting. It starts around 50:50. Jenn Carrillo was not censured last night. The 6-3 vote […]

Bloomington: Start at the end

By: Diane Benjamin There are kots of other things to cover from the Bloomington City Council meeting last night, but start with comments at the end of the meeting. Mayor elect Mboka Mwilambwe proved he won’t tolerate Jenn Carrillo’s activism against other Council members. No mention was made prior to Mboka’s comments at the end […]

Flashback: The last Renner rebuke

By:  Diane Benjamin February 20, 2015 The Council issued a Resolution, they did not censure Tari Renner for his remarks made on BlnNews.com.  The entire video of the meeting is below, it doesn’t officially start until 8:49.  Most of the meeting is Public Comment. (starts at 19:00).  A copy of the Resolution they passed can […]

Tari: The windows are closed

By:  Diane Benjamin Tari’s campaign speech is probably memorized by everybody now.  Repeat things often enough some people might believe them. No, transparency doesn’t exist at City Hall.  I dare anybody to file a FOIA request and actually get the information they filed for. The windows are NOT “wide open” as Tari claims. Here is […]

Council last night

By:  Diane Benjamin At last night’s Bloomington City Council meeting: 1) Local attorney Chris Gramm was fed up with Renner citing the reading of Green Eggs and Ham to the local media as a reason to change the Public Comment policy.  Chris did read it years ago as a protest to Renner’s pending tax increases.  […]

He got by with it

By:  Diane Benjamin The censure approved by the Bloomington City Council Friday night is just a piece of paper.  Citizens demanded that something be done to Tari Renner for his vile comments, so you got a piece of paper.  Nobody knows who wrote it.  If you hadn’t been outraged, the Council would have done nothing. […]

Council: Suffering from “Group Think”

By:  Diane Benjamin The Council did nothing to hold Tari Renner accountable when he attacked me in December of 2013:  https://blnnews.com/2013/12/22/mayor-transparency-exposed/ The Council did nothing to hold Tari Renner accountable when he attacked Alderwoman Stearns in April 2014 in an open session meeting.  Watch the video, Council members had to intervene to stop his attack: […]