Three hours and twenty minutes!

By: Diane Benjamin Normal has gone from 10 minute meetings with no discussion before spending millions of dollars to bloviating just to hear themselves talk. I can’t possibly recap everything that happened, so I will pick what I think is important. The other media can fill you in on what the Town thinks happened. Last […]

Proving yet again Normal doesn’t want to hear from citizens . . . .

Monday night the Town of Normal is finally “fixing” their Public Comment Policy. The Town is making sure it as difficult as possible for citizens: PDSF page 105: https://www.normal.org/DocumentCenter/View/12612/Council-Packet–PDF Right now citizens aren’t allowed to talk about anything not on the agenda. That was obviously illegal and the Town knew it. Instead of just having […]

Why Normal’s agenda needed it’s own story

By:  Diane Benjamin https://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3566 A couple more notes about the retirement present for Jeff Fritzen: This purchase violates the Town purchasing policy:  https://www.normal.org/DocumentCenter/View/12829/2017-Purchasing-Policy-Manual-x?bidId= Under Ethics:  PDF page 4 and page 5: PDF page 2:  https://www.normal.org/DocumentCenter/View/7696/Chapter-02—Officers-Elected-and-Appointed?bidId= Fritzen was paid $4800 a year as Trustee.  That gift was close to a 10% bonus: PDF page 44 The […]