Normal: Part 4 for 5/4/2020

By:  Diane Benjamin Part 1:  https://blnnews.com/2020/05/01/rivian-back-for-property-tax-abatement/ Part 2:  https://blnnews.com/2020/05/03/normal-monday-5-4-2020/ Part 3:  https://blnnews.com/2020/05/03/normal-part-3-5-4-2020/ Payments that aren’t supposed to be discussed (per Chris Koos) start on PDF page 9:  https://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3621 This is the second meeting in a row where the Town has refunded money.  At the last meeting over $12,000 was refunded including what appears to be […]

Update to NEXT Week’s meetings

By:  Diane Benjamin The December 2nd joint meeting of the Bloomington and Normal Councils to print money for a sports complex has been cancelled.  Evidently they found out that is illegal. Actually Bloomington has little interest in funding a $43 million project guaranteed to lose money and Normal can’t do it alone.  Why a meeting […]

Dismal survey Tari

By:  Diane Benjamin Mayor Tari Renner is telling everybody that 58% of residents rate Bloomington:  Good.  They did a survey. Tari missed that 42% DON’T think it’s Good. Look at the actual numbers: Only 601 people participated. Only 349 people rated the City as Good Tari could have gotten that many students at IWU to […]