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 when the mainstream media becomes a lap dog for elected officials instead of being a watchdog for the people and the taxpayers are the one who pays the price for bad business decisions made by politicians?
IS IT TRUE we are told that the Vanderburgh County Commissioners will be selecting a well known and highly respected community leader at their next meeting to serve on the Evansville/Vanderburgh County Public Library Board? …we are told that the vote to put this individual on the Library Board will be unanimous?
IS IT TRUE that the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed suit against an action by the town’s public libraries that banned citizens from holding a Drag Queen Story Hour in that library’s facilities? …The ACLU won that decision?
IS IT TRUE until recently Evansville seems to have landed another Arena Football team and this one will be playing in the $127 Million Ford Center? …the plans were seemingly dashed because of a lack of funding from the Corporate office? …if the Firebirds were able to start the season it was highly likely that they would have been able to finish it because of the lack of marketing and long term financial support from the Corporate office?
IS IT TRUE we have written many times in the past, it is winning that sell seats and not the money spent on the Arena they play in?…we have been down this path before with both indoor and outdoor football and the song remains the same?…it was highly feasible that this team like the others may have been a bunch of former high school and college players who are longing for another shot at the gridiron?
IS IT TRUE that the Bluecats had a run of several years and drew about 2,500 attendees per game with many of them being free tickets? …the Bluecats and the Vipers both fell on hard times in the win department and at the box office and ceased operations?…the Vipers eventually moved their games to Morganfield, KY to play on a field that is otherwise only used for little league?
IS IT TRUE last week three Vanderburgh County Commissioners appeared on the weekly WNIN “Lawmakers” show over the weekend? …they answered questions about the jail overcrowding, the public library, roads, economic development, and many other topics?
…we commend the Commissioners for doing an excellent job in explaining their future plans to serve the taxpayers of this community?
IS IT TRUE last week we correctly predicted that the potential Democratic candidate for the Mayor of Evansville will not be filing on Friday? …If this individual decides to run for Mayor of Evansville he will ask the Democratic party officials to select him as their Mayoral candidate in a political caucus in the very near future? …we are told if he decides to runs for Mayor of Evansville his campaign will not only have an awesome social media presence but he will also be well versed with the political decisions that the Mayor have made since he been in office?
IS IT TRUE we were impressed with Vanderburgh County Commission President Ben Shoulders comments he made just before he opened the “Public Comment Section” of the meeting? …he said; “It looks like we have 3 individuals here to speak today and it looks like all 3 are here to speak about EVPL. I want to preface this portion of our meeting by saying this to everyone. First, please be cognizant of time, especially due to the number of speakers here today. But more importantly, I want to emphasize the importance of all speakers being respectful, polite and courteous to all parties. As a governing body, we are here to welcome comments; however, we will not tolerate any form of hatred, demeaning or bullying of ANY kind at ANY time. We are all Vanderburgh County citizens and fellow taxpayers and here for the greater good of OUR community.?” …commend Mr. Shoulders for making the above comments to the taxpayers who wanted to speak before the County Commission?
IS IT TRUE we wonder why the management of the Ford Center wasn’t interested in advertising in the City-County Observer anymore? …could it have been because during the last several years the CCO has written some less than complimentary articles concerning the funding of the Evansville Thunderbolts? …if any advertiser expects to use the CCO for propaganda purposes we suggest that they better spend their adverting elsewhere? ..the CCO takes pride in being Evansville’s Watch Dog and we will continue to do so even if it picks our own pocket?
IS IT TRUE that Senate Bill 479 authored by Sen. Vaneta Becker, Sen. James Thomes, and Sen. Mark Messmer and sponsored by Rep. Holli Sullivan, Rep. Ryan Hatfield, and Wendy McNamara states the following? …it says; “Transfer of state real property. Requires the conveyance of certain real property by the state to the University of Evansville to remove restrictions on the use of the property by the university that was required by legislation enacted in 1988 and 1997”? …we wonder what this is all about?
Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that its time that our elected officials be held accountable for the bad business decisions they make in our behalf?
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