Missing Minutes is a pattern

By:  Diane Benjamin In the past month I had to file a FOIA request for the missing Sister Cities Committee minutes:    https://blnnews.com/2018/04/18/cut-sister-cities/ I also had to file for the minutes missing from the Police Safety and Community Relations Board (PSCRB):    https://blnnews.com/2018/05/17/pscrb-update-police-review-board/ The March and April Liquor Commission minutes are also missing: Tari needs to tell […]

Bloomington Does Comedy!

By:  Diane Benjamin Sister Cities is spending A LOT of money as I wrote in this story:   https://blnnews.com/2018/04/18/cut-sister-cities/ Following the law is too difficult for them however.  Sister Cities does not have a schedule of 2018 meetings posted and they have no minutes posted since last June.    http://www.bnsistercities.org/about/#committee I filed a FOIA request for all […]

Another Bloomington OMA violation?

By:  Diane Benjamin Remember the February 12th meeting when alderman comments had Karen Schmidt accusing Tari Renner of disparaging public remarks about the 5 alderman blocking his Welcoming Ordinance?  Remember Alderman Bray pulled the minutes at the February 26th meeting because they didn’t accurately summarize the comments made?  https://blnnews.com/2018/02/27/bloomington-council-festivities/ The February 12th meeting minutes are still […]

Another Victory!

By:  Diane Benjamin Laws don’t seem to matter to our Public Servants unless they are forced to follow them.  Maybe that’s human nature, kind of like everybody is speeding so I might as well too. But this offense meant there was no written record of what happened at meetings.  The offender was the McLean County […]

What David Hales never checked-CIAM

By:  Diane Benjamin The 10 year agreement with CIAM to manage the Coliseum contained numerous paragraphs granting the City rights to everything happening at the Coliseum.  Tari Renner, David Hales, and the Council either never read the agreement or are lying because they failed to protect taxpayers from John Butler and company. See the agreement […]

County OMA non-compliance

By:  Diane Benjamin The Open Meetings Act is pretty simple.  It was written to keep government from hiding their actions from the people paying the bills.  This is the 1st paragraph: Part of the OMA pertains to meeting documentation:   Evidently the County skipped this section, at least with the Zoning Board of Appeals. From […]