We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?
IS IT TRUE back in March of 2018 the Director of the Evansville DMD publically stated that; “ECHO Housing is an important partner for the Department of Metropolitan Development. ….that the DMD’s Director Kelley Courses also made the following statement concerning DMD continue financial support of ECHO HOUSING? …he said “We’re going to continue without missing a beat’. “We’re going to support ECHO just the same as we always have”? …we wonder if he will make the same commitment after the results of the EPD criminal Investigation and the Forensic Audit is completed and made public?
IS IT TRUE we are told that several people feel that the Evansville 3rd Ward City Councilmen G. John Hayden statement that he is a Certified Public Accountant everytime someone talks about financial matters at Council meetings is getting a little old? … at last Mondays Council meetings 3rd Ward City Councilman G. John Hayden, CPA that tried to convince members of City Council to allow ECHO HOUSING to continue to do business as usual even though they are being currently being investigated by the EPD for financial improprieties and undergoing an extensive Forensic Audit? …we commend several non-Certified Public Accountants City Council members for stopping G. John Hayden, CPA from getting his way with allowing ECHO Housing to continue to do business as usual?
IS IT TRUE we got a kick out of the recent comment made by the acting Director of ECHO Housing Chris Metz that he couldn’t release a copy of the completed Forensic Audit because it is considered to be a part of a criminal investigation being conducted by the EPD? …that someone needs to tell Mr. Metz that all we want to know at this point is how much money is missing from the ECHO HOUSING bank accounts without naming people who may be involved in stealing agency funds?
IS IT TRUE we can guarantee Mr. Metz that the area media won’t quietly stand by and allow the Forensic Audit of ECHO Housing to remain confidential without filing a Public Information Request with the City, DMD, and ECHO Housing? …we predict when that happens the media will be successful in getting a copy of Forensic Audit of ECHO Housing and will make it public? …all we can say is;’Hello Big Red Truck, ECHO Housing is funded by taxpayers dollars”?
IS IT TRUE that the Vanderburgh County Commissioners hosted a first-ever “Vanderburgh County Board Appointment” luncheon yesterday? …that this luncheon was publically advertised so all three County Commissioners could attend this worthy event? …to our surprise, this function was not only well attended but was very productive and engaging? …that this lunch was the brainchild of Vanderburgh County Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave? …this type of event was also the first time that the County has ever hosted such lunch? …the event was so popular that our County Commissioners has wisely decided to host these lunches quarterly? …the CCO would like to applaud Commissioner Musgrave for thinking outside the political box by creating this event? …we also give five (5) cheers to County Commissioners Bruce Ungethiem, Cheryl Musgrave and Ben Shoulders for continuing to be “good listeners?”