Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner said a significant portion of the city council will be new after elections next April.
There will be at least three new aldermen and perhaps a fourth. Renner said those seeking office should be ready to teach themselves about the duties of the position.
"I encourage this new group of council members to go to the Illinois Municipal League and to go to the National League of Cities so they have some comparative degree of perspective in making decisions," said Renner.
Renner said he will also be deciding which candidates to support. For the present, he's on record supporting Julia Emig over Don Frank in the Ward 4 contest to fill Amelia Buragas' seat.
Renner said he helped pass petitions for Emig.
"I think she has the right instincts and she has really shown a great commitment to social justice and to the future growth of this community," said Renner.
Renner said he has not yet familiarized himself with the candidates in Ward 8, and it may take some time to decide who he will support in the four wards up for election in April.
Renner said no competent mayor would pass up the chance to promote like-thinking candidates.
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