By: Diane Benjamin As reported in this story – Normal will reject a bid for a bike share program tonight: https://blnnews.com/2020/07/31/normal-could-have-a-10-minute-meeting-monday/ The previous contract was a 3 year deal with Zagster. I think it is safe to assume this contract wasn’t a revenue cash cow for Zagster because they didn’t bother to bid this time. […]
By: Diane Benjamin With virtually nothing on the agenda Normal might be back to a short meeting. I don’t expect that trend to continue unless they are completely out of money and just not telling anyone. Monday would be a great time for off-agenda Public Comment – lots of them! Koos has the time to […]
By: Diane Benjamin The email was included in the latest FOIA from Normal. This email is about the bike share program. Evidently Town policy is: If we think you need it we will force you to subsidize it!
By: Diane Benjamin Normal decided they had to spend tax dollars for a bike share program: https://blnnews.com/2017/05/24/run-over-by-democracy/ Instead of allowing Zagster to set up their own program, if there is even a demand for bike sharing, the Town once again usurped capitalism. How is bike sharing done in the most liberal city in Texas – […]
By: Diane Benjamin For approval Monday night: http://www.normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2919 See page 14 for what “buy local” looks like: Amazon, Amazon, Amazon, Amazon, etc etc – plus some others. Eating your money: Looks like a few more employees got free bus rides, who got the shirts? More money to non-profits, 2nd of 3 payments for the bike sharing […]
By: Diane Benjamin Bills for approval tonight: http://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2509 This is for the Big Group going to DC to beg for money: The media gets paid: Bikes: Normal paid Connect $32 for their employee’s rides + this subsidy: Video for Uptown, events? I have no idea, but it’s a frequent expense. Elections matter – this expense […]