Hiding BCPA numbers

See update:   https://blnnews.com/2019/10/31/update-to-hiding-bcpa-numbers/ By:  Diane Benjamin Read this one slow!  Lots of info to absorb. The ONLY mention of the BCPA in the just released financial statements is the number of employees – PDF page 194  https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=23337 First, note the BCPA is part of Parks and Recreation.  Second, celebrate the number of employees has decreased.  […]

Stanford Police needs to explain

By:  Diane Benjamin My understanding is when a Stanford Police officer is on duty they contact Metcom to report they are available to take calls.  Metcom keeps track of the hours and calls taken. Note:  ST1 is Chief Petrey The record shows him working only on August 16th for 9.5+ hours. This is Metcom’s record […]

Payroll History: Bloomington

By:  Diane Benjamin With campaigns now beginning, maybe Tari will mention for the 1000th time how many fewer employees Bloomington has now.  Truth? Below is what was reported as payroll in 2015 and 2016 for approval at the first meeting in November.  Tari claims the payroll goes up roughly 2% every year.  (whether citizens see […]

More Coliseum FACTS-UPDATE

One note:  2007-2008 is only for 11 months.  I’m trying to locate a 12 month report.  It’s NOT on the City website.  Revenues are down even more than this report shows. By:  Diane Benjamin The below are from statements prepared by Central Illinois Arena Management.  These are the un-audited version. The 2007-2008 statement is not […]

What the $10,000 employee loan is

By:  Diane Benjamin At the Council meeting last Monday night, one of the FOIA requests I mentioned Bloomington has ignored is $10,000 listed by them as “Loan To Employee To Create”.  http://blnnews.com/2014/12/10/bloomington-wont-answer-mayor-transparency/  I filed a Freedom of Information Request last October for an explanation.  Today I got an answer. (VERY late) 2 City of Bloomington […]