IS IT TRUE that predatory towing of cars in downtown Evansville is in the news, on Social media, and on the lips of way more people than should be comfortable for downtown Evansville advocates?…a litany of victims have shared their negative experiences with the predatory towing tactics being perpetrated on downtown customers?…there are even allegations that a certain business has a camera that alerts them to tow cars and sometimes the people whose cars are being towed are patrons of the business?…this is a perfect way to kill a business and a retail district?…the costs associated with being towed start at $200 and increase from there?…being known as a predatory towing zone typically hurts retail businesses worse than being a high crime zone?…any and all businesses from goods to sushi who are perpetrating this self defeating activity are guilty of cutting off their nose to spite their face?
IS IT TRUE the City of Evansville has settled a lawsuit filed by their own employees (police and fire) for $300,000?…this settlement happened because the City of Evansville failed to make adequate accommodations to cover the healthcare expenses of this group of employees?…if one carefully examines the budget, one would only conclude that this $300,000 is a drop in the bucket of this over promise and under delivering practice?
IS IT TRUE that the City of Evansville has decided to enforce the $784,829 water and sewer fee levied on the Kunkel Group for 6 months of service at the McCurdy Apartments?…this works out to $130,000 per month or over $1,400 per month for every apartment in the historical building?…the stark reality is that this exorbitant monthly fee will mean that these apartments will need to rent for close to $2,500 per month just to break even?…this amounts to the foot of government on the throat of private business and may just make this classic building incapable of delivering positive cash flow?…that if the McCurdy could talk it would probably tell us that it’s death started the day the Weinzapfel Administration decided to save it for political purposes?
IS IT TRUE we posted an article in yesterdays CCO concerning local businessman Steve Hammer announcement that he is running for Vanderburgh County Commission seat in the Republican primary? … this article was one of the top five (5) reads that we have had in recent memory? …it looks like County Commission candidate Steve Hammer has one heck of a following? …we are told that the “Hammers Campaign Committee” will be holding a formal announcement event at the Roca Bar-North on November 9, 2017 at 6:00 P M?
IS IT TRUE The Evansville Association of the Blind has a leaky roof at its North Second Ave. building? …the city’s Department of Metropolitan Development wants to use federal funds to replace it? … City Councilman Dan McGinn told Council members that this organization has 200 buckets collecting rainwater gushing in the building during a hard rain? … on Monday City Council approved moving $115,000 of Federal Funds to put a new roof on the Association of the Blind building?
IS IT TRUE that the Evansville City Code 2.175.020 establishes that membership of the Police Merit Commission? …we wonder why the city code only allows three (3) members to serve on this extremely public and powerful board?
IS IT TRUE that we are told that the City of Evansville Affordable Housing Trust Fund is starting to build up again? …the Mayor is planning to put in around $600,000 plus in 2018 City of Evansville Affordable Housing Trust Fund? …the Mayor plans to use this money toward housing and home repairs for people and families at or below 80 percent of median household income in the county? …we find it interesting that the majority of the committee that approves these grants are appointed by Mayor Winnecke? …we find it more interesting that members of the Evansville City Council will have final say who will received these grants? …we hope that this program won’t turn into another governmental “pork barrel politics” scheme?
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