Bloomington: Population vrs Employees

By: Dian e Benjamin Tari Renner has repeatedly said Bloomington cut staff. He doesn’t mention in 2013 they changed how employees are counted. See the footnote at the bottom of the employees list. What we do know is the budget vastly expanded since 2013 and the number of employees has crept up while the population […]

How many “Facts” does Tari get wrong?

By:  Diane Benjamin The League of Women Voters/WGLT debate last night was held in a horrible room.  Many people trekked to Uptown to see it, but the room was too small to hold them all.  University Gallery staff were busy telling people they weren’t allowed to lean against the walls.  A lot of people didn’t […]

FRAUD!

By:  Diane Benjamin All of the information below is from the Illinois Comptroller’s website.  See it HERE Would you invest in a company that fails to issue Financial Reports? Why would anybody invest in Bloomington – they haven’t issued last year’s statements yet.  Tonight there will be a presentation on how this year is going […]

More Gold Plated Insurance?

By:  Diane Benjamin On the agenda for the Bloomington City Council on Monday is approving an agreement with Health Alliance to cover fire fighters and retirees.  Of course it’s on the consent agenda so nobody asks questions.  See the NUMEROUS pages beginning on PDF page 87  HERE Sometimes i have to wonder if way too […]

Pure and simple: It’s THEFT

By:  Diane Benjamin Luckily IMRF actually cares about transparency.  Yesterday I filed a request for all the Accelerated Payments charged to the City of Bloomington because they are to chicken to change the Sick Leave Buy Back policy.  Instead of the precious government employees being told the golden goose got cooked, employees are told it’s […]

More FUN with City employees

By:  Diane Benjamin This pic is from LAST week, I just haven’t gotten around to posting it. They probably think they are in a City owed parking lot, the public sure does, but it’s a private lot. Note 3 City vehicles, one guy is mowing in the background.  The three trucks were in the lot […]