On Thursday, Monroe County commissioners were eager to establish that no decision has yet been reached on a choice of location for a new county jail.
About a minute into a meeting of county elected officials on Thursday afternoon, commissioner Penny Githens said, “I want to state emphatically: No decision has been made yet on the location.”
One idea that might find some traction for an eventual decision about the choice of site came from Bloomington city council president Sue Sgambelluri, who gave public comment at Thursday’s meeting.
Sgambelluri noted that the city council has made it a priority for the new jail to be located inside the city limits, but not for the sake of being inside the city limits. Instead, Sgambelluri said, it is “for the sake of having access to transit.”
Now that the city council has authorized Bloomington Transit to operate anywhere in Monroe County, Sgambelluri said, the issue should framed not in terms of inside-versus-outside the city limits, but rather in terms of access to public transit. Continue reading “Monroe County commissioners keen to curb expectations for Thomson site as new jail location”