I remember buzzing around a Council meeting and hearing former Alderman Rob Fazzini say “A gas tax won’t raise the price of gas”. I remember hearing Fazzini was behind the Paradigm fiasco to charge Bloomington and Normal more to haul off garbage so he could turn it into jet fuel. Now I hear Fazzini was advising […]
By: Diane Benjamin These emails will finally put Paradigm to bed – I hope permanently! From October 2nd – 19 days before Joint Session: Note: 4 days AFTER the Joint Session October 22nd – the day after Joint Session Note – even Robinson wonders why the Joints session was held!
By: Diane Benjamin If Paradigm ever returns, all the emails I received from the Town of Normal under the Freedom of Information Act will be reevaluated, but for now I’m done reading somewhere near 600 pages. The FOIA request I submitted was for all emails during 2014. One email from Paradigm President and CEO, Allen […]
By: Diane Benjamin Here are some more emails I received under the Freedom of Information Act from the Town of Normal. The first two shows again that Bloomington was involved in the Paradigm deal BEFORE Rob Fazzini quit the Council. Once again, in Illinois this is not a crime! Ethical? Since when does that matter! […]
by: Diane Benjamin You probably didn’t hear, but the Coliseum had an audited operating loss last year of $1,637,477. The only Central Illinois Arena Management (CIAM) report posted for this year is for May-July. Is shows a loss of almost $140,000. Since there were very few events since July, that’s probably why nothing has been […]
By: Diane Benjamin Evidently readers want to know the story of Paradigm that hasn’t been told before. a small percentage clicked I don’t know what Paradigm is, so briefly here’s the background: Bloomington Alderman Rob Fazzini quit the Council to be President of Paradigm BioAviation. They wanted both Bloomington and Normal to pay them to […]
by: Diane Benjamin I received many many emails from the Town of Normal concerning Paradigm. I can spend many hours piecing the story together, but if my readers don’t care about what really happened, I won’t waste my time. Take the poll and tell me what you think: . . .
By: Diane Benjamin Rob Fazzini resigned from the Bloomington City Council effective September 3rd. He resigned to be President of Paradign BioAviation, a firm that wanted both Normal and Bloomington to pay them to haul off their garbage. By now you know a joint Council session dashed all hopes of this project coming together here. […]
by: Diane Benjamin h/t CS (again!) Why is Canada providing more news than our press? Canadian press knows the game, but not the media here? Note the date on the article! Did anybody doubt Fazzini was recruited by Paradigm not only because he was an alderman. but also gullible? Via Vancouver Observer: A waste-to-energy spin […]
by: Diane Benjamin The editorial staff at the Pantagraph does a Cheers and Jeers column every Friday. I thought there was hope when they jeered the City of Bloomington for the failed retreat posting and the cost/inconvenience it caused. Today all hope was dashed. Not one mention in the column about the failed joint Council […]
Update: by: Diane Benjamin According to the Pantagraph, Paradigm BioAviation received almost no support last night. WHO didn’t do their homework? WHO scheduled a joint Council meeting, wasted a lot of staff time, the public’s time, the Council member’s time? I thought Normal was all about sustainability, did the crowd ride their bikes to the meeting? […]
In a random act of journalism, WGLT sheds light on the project and the guy behind the project: http://wglt.org/wireready/news/2014/10/03835_Paradigm_doubts_051139.shtml by: Diane Benjamin Tuesday night former Bloomington Alderman Rob Fazzini is presenting his ideas for getting your money to a joint meeting of the Normal and Bloomington City Councils. Remember Rob is the same guy who […]