Are Bloomington Officials Doing Their Homework?

SD49_Budget_Info_Picture.jpgLast week's Bloomington Sun Current included an excellent guest editorial column by Pam Pommer. Pommer, who has a lot of common sense, is a Bloomington resident and graduate of Lincoln Senior High School.

Pommer starts out, “I’m increasingly frustrated lately with government officials enthusiastically implementing new initiatives but apparently before doing adequate cost/benefit analysis and asking tough questions:

“Can they be implemented now or do other things have to be in place first?"

"What if the program isn’t successful? What if it is too successful?"

“Can we afford it?”

Pam Pommer goes on to write from a very practical point of view about several Bloomington issues - water rates, organics recycling, curbside cleanup costs, plastics recycling, and the city’s promotion of a world expo in Bloomington.
If you haven’t read it, it is worth a look. CLICK HERE

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  • William Holm
    commented 2018-05-05 14:28:29 -0500
    The city policy regarding recycling comes from on high. Both Hennepin County and the Met Council set the priorities for the cities. I have researched this topic and have read the Hennepin County and Met Council’s policies. In one sense it makes sense that we all should try to reach a goal; but on the other hand, some goals are better suited for one city than another.
  • Pamela Pommer
    commented 2018-05-04 19:18:03 -0500
    Just saw this. I’m the writer of that column and could you believe I’m a Democrat? (A bit less left-wing when I used to be …) Thanks for sharing my column.

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