We hope that todays “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 that some of the questionable political decisions made by former elected officials inspired us to invent the character named “SNEGAL”? …for those who may have forgotten what “SNEGAL” stands for is “SNEAKY BUT LEGAL”? …we have decided to insert a picture of “SNEGAL” in todays “IS IT TRUE” article because we feel this coming election cycle will provide us with many more “SENGAL” moments?
IS IT TRUE yesterday we predicted that the new leadership of City Council will be totally different then in years past? …we predicted that 6th Ward Councilmen Jim Brinkmeyer (D) will be elected council president? …we projected that City Councilman Dr Dan Adams (D) could be elected council vice president? …we aren’t surprised that Councilmen Jonathan Weaver (D) was appointed as chairmen of the powerful Finance and Budget committee? …the City County Observer predictions about yesterday City Council re-organization election was spot on?
IS IT TRUE last year we dubbed the segment held at the end of City Council that allows public comments as the “3 Minutes of Censorship”? …that former City Council President Missy Mosby declared last year that City Council could only allow members of the public the opportunity to address the City Council for only 3 minutes? …we hope that newly elected Council President Jim Brinkmeyer will amend the “3 Minutes of Censorship Rule” to something more reasonable?
IS IT TRUE the City of Evansville doesn’t have a revenue problem but they do have a spending problem?
IS IT TRUE we are told that several area ministers met last Sunday to plan a meeting for this coming Thursday at Memorial Baptist Church? …we are told that the main subject to be discussed at this meeting will be about the rampant violent crimes in our community? …that leaders of the local neighborhood associations are also invited to attend this event? …we hope that members of the local media and law enforcement will be invited to attend this meeting? …it takes a community working hand in hand with local law enforcement to fight crime?
IS IT TRUE their have been clues that things were going wrong for at least ten years? …over the years city officials found hypodermic needles, liquor bottles left on slide boards, and used condoms tossed about in a kids play ground?…a poverty rate of over 20% for the general population and well over 33% in selected challenged neighborhoods was also a clue that went unnoticed in favor of fun and games projects?…when Tom Barnett, the former Director of the Evansville DMD let it be known that 10,000 houses in Evansville needed many thousand of dollars in repairs to be habitable, that was a clue but the spending on political pork barrel and patronage projects continued?…at one point Evansville was leading the nation in meth lab busts? …back then meth was the biggest drug problem in town and a child’s bicycle was the signal that meth was available was a clue?…that rampant opioid use was a clue until the punchbowl was moved and out of town heroin dealers filled the void was a clue?…we would like to know what the next clue may be?
Is It True that the #1 community cheerleader is none other than Mayor Winnecke? …that Amy Word-Smith is the number #2 community cheerleader?
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