UPDATED 5:45 p.m. | Two Bloomington City Council members on Friday denied creating or endorsing a so-called “boycott list” of conservative-owned businesses, after facing criticism from the McLean County Republican Party chair.
Despite some members voicing concerns it might slow the process, the Bloomington City Council on Monday approved a request to establish a task force in preparation for next year’s legalization of recreational marijuana use.
Members of the Connect to the Future working group got acquainted with the group’s new facilitator Saturday morning at Uptown Station. It was their second meeting since Connect Transit board members announced the group’s creation in April to develop recommendations for the future of the agency’s service and funding.
A Bloomington City Council member said Monday he wants to reject Connect Transit’s budget in hopes of saving the Olive route and avoiding fare increases—a move that the transit system’s general manager says could add to the financial pressures that prompted those moves in the first place.