Last night the Bloomington City Council had its first public conversation about whether to support a new local income tax. The point-two-five percent tax would provide more funding to the Monroe County 911 Dispatch Center. Some of the money would also theoretically go to police, fire departments and courts throughout the County. But it’s not clear exactly how the majority of the money would be spent, except that it would be spent on “public safety.” During the discussion last night, City Council member Alison Chopra pressed for a long range plan.
“when you’re asking for that much money, I would love to see a plan, five year,