Wednesday, August 24, 2016

VIDEO: Renner Talks About First-Term Accomplishments and Announces Bid for Another Term

Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner spoke to Cities 92.9 about what he felt were the biggest accomplishments in his first term.

Renner cited what he feels is a "new openness" to city hall--making things more transparent and making himself more accessible.

As far as jobs are concerned, Renner said the arrival of Hy Vee and Dick's Sporting Goods are high on the list. Other positives he spoke of included the revisions made to the Galaxy Theater and the Ovation 10 Cinema. He also talked of the closing of Mitsubishi, saying that it could have been worse had the plant employed much younger workers.

We also asked how he would defend the establishment of new taxes and a sale tax increase during his first term.

Renner largely avoided a direct answer and responded in a "moving forward" fashion. He also offered an alternative answer asking where a different mayor would start cutting: Police? Firefighter? Public Works?

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