The Connect Transit Disconnect: emails

By:  Diane Benjamin We know Connect Transit had plans to buy huge electric buses regardless of what the Working Group reported about the size of buses needed:  https://blnnews.com/2019/09/27/proof-the-working-group-is-a-joke/ We know Connect Transit fabricated a response in order to delay my FOIA request:    https://blnnews.com/2019/09/27/more-proof-connect-transit-shouldnt-exist/ I did receive the FOIA last Friday, 633 pages of the […]

Bloomington is getting Form Based Code

By:  Diane Benjamin The City of Bloomington has been trying to pass Form Based Code for years.  Normal already has it.  Everything looks the same, especially the student housing.  Individualism isn’t allowed.  Almost every building is retail on the bottom with apartment above, whether there is a need for retail or not.  One Uptown Circle […]

Spending Spree Monday

By:  Diane Benjamin First a medical update:  Prayer does work!  My husband has had people all over the globe praying for his recovery.  Today he woke up, opened his eyes and responded to our voices and commands from the medical staff.  He had a brain aneurysm that burst on Good Friday.  The ICU neurology staff […]

Meeting today-Planning Commission

By:  Diane Benjamin The Bloomington Planning Commission is holding a meeting at 4:00 today in the Council Chambers.  There will be a Public Hearing on the Comprehensive Bloomington Plan put together by the Regional Planning Commission. Nice of them to hold a meeting when most people are still at work! Claims will be made that […]

MCLEAN COUNTY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION- What It Really Is.

The latest news from CityWatch:   “What do you mean the McLean County Regional Planning Commission  are federal administrators?” That was the question in response to the recent discovery regarding who the McLean County Regional Planning Commission really is. So, what was the discovery, you ask?   It started with an investigation some weeks back when we became […]

CityWatch: WHO DO THEY REPRESENT?

A mere two weeks ago CITYWATCH dropped the Hile Bombshell – an expose’ that revealed a multi-levelled, multi-layered and multi-year plan that exploited two entire communities, slanted objectives, and distorted the process in which to get there. What was essentially a confession of sorts, no less an admission of facts, local consultant/facilitator, Julie Hile of the Hile Group, disclosed […]

FORM BASED CODE – AGAIN?

Tonight, at a Work Session prior to the regular Bloomington City Council Meeting, the Council will be presented with, review and determine, at the suggestion of the McLean County Regional Planning Commission, a proposed project scope for the updating of our City’s Comprehensive Plan. You may read this agenda item at the following link: http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=2123 . Within that Project […]

Unguarded City-CityWatch Report #2

February 5, 2012 WHAT IF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS WEREN’T DOING THEIR JOBS? You might ask why and how that might happen? What if they weren’t aware of what their jobs were? What their duties were?  Or, what their obligations were? These are all very valid questions, especially if we, the citizens, aren’t aware of what their […]