Thursday, September 23, 2010

Isabel's constituent meeting this Saturday

Dear all,
I am once again hosting my monthly constituent meeting this Saturday. Details are below. I hope to see some of you there!

All Bloomington residents are welcome to attend the monthly constituent meeting hosted by District 5 City Council member and City Council President Isabel Piedmont-Smith. The meeting will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 25 at Rachael’s Café, 300 E. Third St . Piedmont-Smith will offer free coffee, and residents are invited to share their ideas and concerns related to city government.

The meeting will start with an overview of issues the City Council has been working on during the past month, including the city budget for 2011 and a resolution in support of the public school funding referendum. The second half of the meeting will be devoted to hearing from constituents."I find during my monthly meetings, I usually learn as much as the residents who attend," said Piedmont-Smith. “If I don’t know the answer to your questions at the meeting, I will get back to you.”

Rachael’s Café serves breakfast and lunch, for those who want to combine a meal with the meeting. Piedmont-Smith holds a constituent meeting on the last Saturday of each month at the same location.
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Isabel Piedmont-Smith
City Council - District 5

Possible con artist going door-to-door

From Jan Sorby:
About 3 Sundays ago this happened to me on Grimes (just off of Henderson).
The guy said his car broke down by Templeton and when he went to call for
help the police had towed his car without first asking him and he had no
money to get his car.

Elm Heights residents respond:
Yes, he came by our house (University between Park and Fess) on Sunday
morning. Similar story, raising similar skepticism.

> A similar guy came to my place (near Park and 1st) on Sunday afternoon.
> He too asked for directions to High St., needed to get to the ECC
> church, had a car problem, said he had a job at XYZ (I forget the
> actual initials for what is a company in town) Electronics. At a
> certain point it did seem improbable---too much detail, which made it
> seem less probably and rehearsed.