Bloomington Council for Monday – if the roads get cleared

By:  Diane Benjamin http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=20759 Tari is giving his State of the City address – it will be a can’t miss event!  Listen for “Right Fit” and “Structural Deficit”.  Of course everything is rosy. Amelia (let’s move the library) Buragas is being reappointed to the B-N Economic Development Board.  Rob (gas taxes don’t raise the price […]

Buragas proves council isn’t non-partisan

By:  Diane Benjamin The first day petitions for the City Council could be circulated was August 28th.  That’s almost 3 months ago.  Amelia Buragas finally decided on the final day that she wasn’t running again.  She probably notified Tari a few days ago which led to a frantic attempt to get signatures for a candidate […]

Visual: Why the B-N decline will continue

By:  Diane Benjamin Government does not create prosperity.  Government can only function on money it steals from citizens. The pic below is from PDF page 194 of the Bloomington financial statements:     http://www.cityblm.org/home/showdocument?id=20281 10 years ago 4 of the top 10 employers were government, in 2018 it is 5 of 10.  The only government agency […]

Bloomington Business Friendly?

By:  Diane Benjamin Bills and Payroll:   http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=20301 Ending Sick Leave Buy Back and the penalties that go with allowing employees to spike their pensions is not going to end anytime soon.  What the Council passed recently was a dog and pony show designed to make you believe they heard your outrage.  Monday night you will […]

Why Bloomington-Normal is doomed

By:  Diane Benjamin We live in a capitalist country.  It’s called individual freedom to succeed or fail.  The individual is the most important factor in success, the “collective” has no part in capitalism.  Individuals must be free to make their own decisions.  Capitalism doesn’t see genders, race, sexual orientation or any other tags used to […]

Bloomington rushes zoning, WHY?

By:  Diane Benjamin The zoning changes Bloomington has been working on since 2016, and paid $125,000 to a consultant for, are being heard and voted on TONIGHT! No, tonight isn’t a regular meeting, it isn’t even a Committee of the Whole.  It’s a Special meeting called only for the zoning changes. Two hours and twenty […]