By: Diane Benjamin Last night the Bloomington City Council heard the first ever monthly Finance Director’s Report. It’s great information that you will never see! Evidently reports are given to elected officials monthly. The presentation last night was not included in the packet. The reports were only shown on the screen, you will have to […]
By: Diane Benjamin If the Comptroller’s office ever does their job, comprehensive TIF reports will be available. So far they don’t have the software completed to allow entry of information. Information from 3/13/17 for Normal and 4/30/17 for Bloomington isn’t complete. Normal’s 3/31/17 financial statements: http://www.normal.org/DocumentCenter/View/12750 PDF page 30: The Uptown TIF Fund reported a […]
By: Diane Benjamin Hales has posted his September City Managers report. http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=11567 This is on page 2: Open the page and try the link! Where does it take you? ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ NO monthly financial reports, just old data from 4/30/16. Celebrate now: The City of Bloomington is hiding tax receipt information! Remember […]
By: Diane Benjamin From the Illinois Comptroller’s website: Source: http://warehouse.illinoiscomptroller.com/ProcessSearchResults.cfm?AFRDesiredData=Revenues&Code=064/095/31&CFY=2016&Menu=Yes&PrintIt=No For the year ending 3/31/2016 Notes: Normal is relying on Property and Sales Taxes more than they previously did. Bloomington has claimed that declining Utility Tax receipts means a decreasing population. Is Normal shrinking? Licenses and Permits aren’t growing. . . .
By: Diane Benjamin The City of Bloomington Finance Department posted a summary as 4/30/16 – the end of the City’s fiscal year: http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=10958 The information is un-audited and tax receipts from State sources lag months behind, but the 63 pages provides a good snapshot of where finances were at the end of April. Below is […]
By: Diane Benjamin David Hales has posted his April City Manager’s report, but much of it is missing: City Manager’s Report – April 2016 The biggest missing item: Finance Previous reports have shown tax receipts above budget. So why are those numbers missing from the April report? David? ************************** Congrats to Golf: Out of the […]
By: Diane Benjamin David Hales finally finished the January 2016 City Managers Report: http://www.cityblm.org/index.aspx?page=21&parent=9539 Attendance at the BCPA was dismal, but I guess that can be expected for January: The most interesting part of the report is tax receipts – see page 19. Except for Auto Rental, all other taxes are above projections. The additional […]