Pending News: Councilwoman Riley to Collect Signatures for Petition to Rescind Earthcare Loan Approval

The City County Observer has learned that Evansville City Councilwoman Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley will be drafting a petition admonish the Evansville City Council to rescind the approval of the $4.8 Million loan to Earthcare Energy.

The petition is on the following link:

27 Responses to Pending News: Councilwoman Riley to Collect Signatures for Petition to Rescind Earthcare Loan Approval

  1. Vandy Watch Dog Reply

    May 5, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Let the battle begin. Count me in!

  2. Enough is Enough Reply

    May 5, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Vote for Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley Mayor of Evansville!

    It”s “show time” and you can rest assure that I and my friends shall join you side by side in this much needed petition drive. We are extremely proud of you stance in on issue.

    I suppoerted Mayor W. but never will again. He just an empty suit!

  3. RevJeremiahWright Reply

    May 5, 2012 at 10:18 am

    She will probably get more signatures on that petition than any council person received in votes. Would that be powerful to have thousand of signatures at the council meeting on May 14. If she really works it she may get more signatures than the Mayor got votes.

    • bakker Reply

      May 5, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      WE need to work at it!!

  4. Beacon of Hope Reply

    May 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

    People are feed up with Connie Robinson 4Th Ward political games. Fact is that she was forced to resign from the Democratic Central Committee before of her bad political conduct. She is nothing but a political pan handler and a self serving two face political hack!

    Oh, how many of her family members worked from Mets, The Center and Building Authority during the last couple of years? It’s obvious she has mis-used the system for her own political gain. It’s time for the good poeple of this community stand up and make her accountable!

    Bottom line Connie Robinson was the one who brought the Earthcare scam to the attention of the Mayor and the idiot bought it hook line and sinker.

    Thanks Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley for taking on Connie Robinson and her Earthcare scam!

  5. sadiemae Reply

    May 5, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Stephanie, you are so worth the trouble! When you tell the truth about your own life, who can fight with you? I admire you and you write very well!!!

  6. JoeBiden Reply

    May 5, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    It is very troubling that Al Lindsey understood that Earthcare was a scam, but the Mayor can’t.

    • henry Reply

      May 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      Al is smarter than he looks, and sometimes acts

      • JoeBiden Reply

        May 5, 2012 at 6:40 pm

        Sure hope so. Anyway it is a stunner that even Mellow Yellow challenged Al Linsey knew this was a total, but a Mayor with a banking background, Lawyer O’Daniel and Dr. Adams (who I have respected greatly over the years) all still are on the wrong side of this obvious McCurdy/Executive Inn type debacle. It’s as if they are somehow possessed by the ghost of Weinzapfel’s completely incompetent ERC that gave us the McCurdy/Executive debacles in the first place.

        • BauerHausBillCollector Reply

          May 5, 2012 at 7:51 pm

          Winnecke may have worked at a bank but he is no banker. He was the guy who decided whether you get a kuzi or a calculator when you started a checking account. For God’s sakes, a news reader took over his job. He is more suited to making Village People exercise videos and pickup up beer cans.

      • ThatsWhatISaid Reply

        May 6, 2012 at 10:17 am

        And clearly not beholden to the political madness associated with, what were they called, “Main Stream Democrats.”

  7. Stephanie Brinkerhoff Riley Reply

    May 5, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Help me stop this loan! Sign the petition at
    Thanks for all the support. We can do this.

    • Pressanykey Reply

      May 5, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      Those people who reside within the city limits of incorporated Evansville should sign this petition now and notify their neighbors and relatives within Evansville so that they may also sign this petition.


      • JoeBiden Reply

        May 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm

        The County residents should be sweating this also. When this deal goes bad, and it will, and the CONSOLIDATED City loses $4.8 million, they will be affected also.

    • X-Factor Reply

      May 5, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      I have signed the petition and stand with you 110%!!!
      Go get ‘em!

  8. cpro Reply

    May 6, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Nothing in the CP today??????????????

    • BauerHausBillCollector Reply

      May 6, 2012 at 10:12 am

      The CP has essentially become useless as a reporter of real local news. Failing to report on the things Stephanie wrote is irresponsible and damaging to the community. One has to wonder who is telling the CP what to publish but more importantly what not to publish.

      If you want to know where people gather to knit or pat each other on the back in designer clothes, by all means read the CP. That is about all that they do a good job of. They did report on the “chicken fat” video though. Fluff, Fluff, and more Fluff.

  9. bubbageek Reply

    May 6, 2012 at 11:42 am

    If this EarthCare deal turns out to be criminal, wouldn’t CourierPress be hard pressed to explain their cover-up of the Riley expose’? If I were the CP editor, I would feel COMPELLED to publish the expose, . …

    • BauerHausBillCollector Reply

      May 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      The editor of the CP is a local yokel and is in over his head just like Mayor Winnecke. Neither of them should have the job that they have.

    • vonkayel Reply

      May 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      It is shocking that they refuse to cover these developments. But then again, neither is the television media.

      It’s clear that if she wants the public to know about her efforts, Brinkeroff has to get more aggressive–hold a press conference, visit the local newsrooms, maybe even submit an op-ed to the Courier.

  10. waitamin Reply

    May 6, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I was told Brinkeroff was going to have press conference last Thursday or Friday at 1:00 but cancelled the event and released the information to only the CCO. Don’t know this for a fact but that is what I was told.

    • Joe Wallace Reply

      May 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      You were told wrong. All news outlets have been provided access to the article she wrote and all including the CCO got it on Friday. Stephanie even spent a number of hours being interviewed by the CP on the subject only to see an article published about “monitoring” the money spent by Earthcare. Furthermore all of the information in her article was made available privately to Mayor Winnecke and GAGE about a week before she released it and fell on deaf ears.

      • howmuchmore Reply

        May 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm

        Did any of the owners, publishers, or editors of the City County Observer make a political donation to a 2011 City Council candidate whether directly or through an intermediary?

        • Joe Wallace Reply

          May 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm

          I personally did not but do not know about the others. Their business is their business.

          • henry

            May 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm

            actually if you are gonna claim to be an impartial news source it is our business. It is my understanding that members of the traditional media are forbidden from donating.

          • Joe Wallace

            May 6, 2012 at 5:18 pm

            I agree, but I can only answer for myself.

          • Pressanykey

            May 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm

            Why would Leach, Et al, need to make a financial donation anyway? How much is their written endorsement worth in dollars and cents?

            It slays me that they think candidates, who you know damn well they will never endorse, should come to their establishment and sit for the inquisitors, instead of them getting their lazy butts out in the field and following a candidate and maybe at least acting like reporters.


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