Downs: Writing ordinance violations for traffic isn’t legal!

By:  Diane Benjamin The Village of Downs has this paragraph in their City Code:   PDF page 10:    https://media.rainpos.com/1071/01071201807310321435182.pdf What a great racket! I wonder why Bloomington and Normal don’t write ordinance violations instead of speeding tickets.  They could make a fortune keeping all the money for themselves! They don’t do it because it isn’t legal. […]

Downs: TIF Tensions

By:  Diane Benjamin This is yet another case of TIF abuse.  I don’t know if the Village of Downs is at fault or the engineers they hired – Farnsworth.  Maybe Mayor James can explain.  (Side note:  Liberal California has banned TIFs) The owner of the property pictured is Roger Reynolds.  It is located east of […]