Wednesday, December 21, 2016

McLean County Board Will Not Move Meeting Times

If you have an issue with McLean County you may still have to miss work to speak to your elected officials.

County board members voted down the suggestion that they move 9 a.m. meetings til 7 p.m. to give the public more of a chance to participate.

A number of Republicans on the board say business can be conducted during the business day.
County leaders add that they've met at 9 a.m. for years, and it's seemed to work so far.

Critics say the idea to move the meetings is about accommodating the public rather than making the day shorter for elected leaders.

In Other Business:

McLean County is the latest to approve tax breaks for Rivian.

All local governments with a claim to the taxes from the old Mitsubishi plant have to agree to give the upstart car company about a half-million dollars in tax breaks for each of the next four years.

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