Far left out in force again

By: Diane Benjamin Public Comment was filled with the far left again wanting special treatment for illegals. Of course they hate Donna Boelen’s Welcoming America initiative because it doesn’t ban dealing with ICE. I wonder how Corey Cottrell’s family fells since he was killed by an illegal? https://blnnews.com/2019/07/12/corey-cottrell-memorial-ride/ The far left doesn’t care that Corey […]

Bloomington Fleeces Monday night:

By:  Diane Benjamin Agenda and Documentation for Council 3/25/19  http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=21396 PDF page 33 authorizes $69,467.22 for repairs to the City’s only working Water Tower.  Notice how nobody ever mentions the other one in Normal that was built too short?  It was only used briefly.  Add that to the never used fire station, pensions spiking, Quality […]

April City Manager’s report

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 […]

Hales’ November report is here

By:  Diane Benjamin David Hales’ NOVEMBER City Manager’s report is finally on-line:  http://www.cityblm.org/index.aspx?page=21&parent=8106 Zoo attendance is down again, but Revenue is up.  Before the report gets to why, readers have to endure glowing reviews.  When prices are raised and a tax is added, it’s not surprising Revenues are higher.  I wonder how many people came […]

Hales September report posted

By:  Diane Benjamin David Hales City Manager report for September is now on-line:  http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=9344 Interesting notes: 1) Attendance for the BCPA was 7,369 for September on-site events, activities, meeting, etc. The Facility usage was 47 on-site functions. (Page 31) . 7,369 divided by 47 events = 157 people per event. . Doesn’t the BCPA lose […]

Hales May Report is on-line

By:  Diane Benjamin Hales released the report earlier than usual.  See it here:  http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=8754 The library continues to report LESS people using it and LESS items being circulated.  See pages 45-46  However, the march to build continues.  Do you realize it’s YOUR money Bloomington? See page 33.  Evidently Tax Receipts were really bad in May.  […]

Hales April Report (ya it’s June)

By:  Diane Benjamin The David Hales April report is now on-line:  http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=8632 Visitors to the library continue to be lower than prior years, but they want to expand!  If they build it you will come! I’m sure you realize you are saving a lot of money with lower fuel prices, but so is the City! The […]

Gov. Rauner is SERIOUS!

By:  Diane Benjamin The local bird-cage liner just posted a list of projects put on hold by the Rauner administration – including monkeys at the zoo and new restrooms at the Museum of History.  I wonder if Bloomington will want to pay since all their hopes and dreams depend on the Route 66 Visitors Center […]

Stanley Wonder Wonders Again

byline: Stanley Wonder Is it just me, or is something missing at Bloomington City Hall? No, not the usual trappings of government – the podiums, microphones, gavels, and flags.  They’re all there, complete with the beautiful blue and gold of the United Nations. Huh?  The UN?  Isn’t that the organization that wants a New World […]