IS IT TRUE JULY 2, 2018

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We hope that today’s “Readers Forum” 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 that a Vanderburgh County Health Department administrator told their staff that they expect to receive word that they have been accreditated sometime during May 2018? …that instead, the administrator of the Vanderburgh County Health Department received a letter citing 23 different deficiencies before they could be accredited?  …since the Vanderburgh County Health Department is a governmental agency and no patient information was included in the accreditation letter it should be made public?

IS IT TRUE at last years City Council budget hearing very few cuts were made to the 2018 budget?  …we hope that won’t be the case this budget year?

IS IT TRUE its obvious that City Controller Russ Lloyd, Jr. should give City Council a detailed explanation how he forgot to pay the $369,000 worth of bills for the Victory Theater during the 2017 budget year?  …City Controller Russ Lloyd, Jr. had to take $369,000 from the Victory Theater 2018 city budget to pay for the operating costs for the Victory Theater in 2017?   … we wonder how Mr. Lloys is going to pay for the Victory Theater operating costs for 2018?

IS IT TRUE that nothing was said during the 2018 budget hearings about how Mayor Winnecke plans to pay for the Evansville Thunderbolts Hockey team operating expenses?  …we hope that Mayor Winnecke will be more forthcoming concerning the 2019 Thunderbolts operating budget? … It’s time for the Mayor to make a formal and detailed statement concerning this issue during the upcoming City Council budget hearings?

IS IT TRUE it now looks like former City Council President and Finance Chairman John Friend, CPA predictions three years ago that in 2018 the City of Evansville will be experiencing serious financial challenges may spot on?  …it also looks like Mr. Friends predictions that the 2019 city budget could be even worse may be spot on? 

IS IT TRUE we hope that members of the Evansville City Council will request that the Evansville City Controller, Russ Lloyd Jr provide them with an accounting breakdown of Invoices and Unrecorded Liabilities, for 2017 and 2018? …we hope that Evansville City Council members will request financial information that had to do with Account Payable Open Items Reports for 2017-2018?

IS IT TRUE we hope that members of the Evansville City Council will finally address the out of control city employees healthcare deficits?

IS IT TRUE it might be time for City Council to revisit cutting city grants to area not-for-profits?

IS IT TRUE  that last year the City of Evansville collected a little over $371 million in taxes which was an increase of 7.6% over the previous budget year?…we wonder how on earth that a city that has ZERO population growth and minimal wage growth feel that they can collect 7.6% more tax money from its huddled masses than it did the year before?

IS IT TRUE with runaway spending at the city level, coupled with the rise in electric bills, increase in the county wheel tax, increase in property tax assessments and the oppressive water and sewer bills, one could easily conclude that the citizens of River City are bleeding to death from the irresponsible governance past, present, and future?

IS IT TRUE we hope that the Evansville City Council will take another look at the $102,500 annual subsidy grant given by the city to New Hope Baptist Church to provide a shuttle to drive people to work on outer Highway 41?

IS IT TRUE we are hearing that some people are beginning to question the legality of The Friends Of Mayor Winnecke Newsletter since is already announced that he’s a candidate for re-election?  …we are told since the Mayor alleges that he pays for this Newsletter from his own campaign funds some people feel that it should be considered a form of campaign advertising and should have a disclaimer on it??  …we also hear that the Mayor’s public announcement at the Regional Airport is also going to be challenged as political campaigning?…this is an obviously a developing story?

Todays “Readers Poll” question Is: Do you feel that the Winnecke Administration should give a detailed explanation to City Council on how much did it costs the taxpayer to subsidized the Thunderbolt Hockey team for 2018?

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4 COMMENTS

  1. “IS IT TRUE we hope that the Evansville City Council will take another look at the $102,500 annual subsidy grant given by the city to New Hope Baptist Church to provide a shuttle to drive people to work on outer Highway 41?”
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    Say what?? A $102,500 shuttle service? Why not just route the empty City buses to this location? This is even dumber than the City continuing to provide the McCurdy with water and sever services when the McCurdy owes over $1 million for the scam open loop geothermal system dumping millions of gallons of water into the sewers.

  2. The wacky left wing liberals, aka the modern Democrat Party, is now reconsidering their position on “free speech” since the discovery that it also applies to conservatives. Who knew the US Constitution also applied to conservatives?
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    “In a remarkably honest exposé, the New York Times acknowledged Saturday that “liberals who once championed expansive First Amendment rights are now uneasy about them” ever since conservatives realized they should apply to them as well.”

    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/01/williams-why-liberals-have-flip-flopped-on-free-speech/

  3. Look at Jon Webb’s story in the C&P on the 4 ways Evansville and Vanderburgh County residents are about to be hosed for rate increases. Water, electric, jail and taxes. Our city and county remind me of states like NY or CA where people are leaving to escape the taxes. People will not stay or move into our area if this continues.

    • The ones that can leave will, the ones that can’t leave will stay. The big problem is the ones you want to stay are the ones leaving and the ones staying are the ones you want to leave. The downward spiral started with the Ford Center.

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