What’s Mark Peterson up to?

Tari Renner goes to Streator  to tell them how to run their City:  https://blnnews.com/2019/10/31/streator-your-leaders-are-getting-advice-from-bloomingtons-mayor/ Where did Mark Peterson go? Pekin In case you forgot already, Peterson is the retired City Manager of Normal. He went there to teach them how to set goals:  https://www.pekintimes.com/news/20190729/pekin-city-council-sets-city-goals-at-monday-special-meeting There is a huge difference between the goals people have for […]

Bloomington hides, Normal doesn’t

By:  Diane Benjamin The Bloomington City Council doesn’t think they owe citizens anything.  They can have their “secret meetings” (Executive Sessions) and vote to never release the minutes.  Evaluations from Tom Hamilton are still a secret, of course the David Hales evaluations are a secret too. At the last meeting of the Normal Town Council […]

Protester, nonsense, and Tari

By:  Diane Benjamin It’s going to take multiple stories to cover last night.  This is #2.  (#1  https://blnnews.com/2018/02/13/when-it-happens-to-you/) Tari has a protester at City Hall this morning, it’s not the first time he’s been there, this is just the first time I got a pic.  He is a disabled army ranger: ___________________________ Last night the City […]

Sneak through a consultant

By:  Diane Benjamin This item is on the agenda for the pre-council meeting Monday, it’s buried at the bottom. Delivering City services in a cost effective efficient manner?  PDF page 63:  http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=15810 , Wasting $20,000 to search for a City Manager! . Connect the dots: GovHR website lists Heidi Voorhees prominently:  http://www.govhrusa.com/about-us.aspx OpenSecrets.org has this:   https://www.opensecrets.org/donor-lookup/results?name=Heidi+Voorhees   So […]