“IS IT TRUE” MARCH 31, 2020

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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?

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IS IT TRUE that “Government Shouldn’t Do For People What They Can Do For Themselves”?  …now is the time for “Government To Do For People What They Can’t Do For Themselves”?

IS IT TRUE we are told that when you have a major crisis the best approach is to plan for the worst?  …that sometimes the truth can bring fear but adversity brings strength?

IS IT TRUE it was recently reported in the local media that at least one EPD officer has tested positive for the Coronavirus and is quarantined?…we certainly wish this officer a quick recovery? …we were just informed that a number of officers on the Evansville Police Department have also been quarantined for 14 days due to potential exposure to the Coronavirus? …if our information is correct we feel that this situation merits a public statement from someone with authority concerning the current status of the EPD?

IS IT TRUE because of the uncertainly of the Coronavirus members of the Evansville Fire Department were told to cancel any planned vacations?  …also members of the Police Departments were told not to plan any future vacations?

IS IT TRUE that personal property tax bills for Vanderburgh County have been mailed this week with Spring payment being due on or before May 11th, 2020. Fall payment due on or before November 10th, 2020? …due to the COVID-19 crisis, (per Executive Order 20-05), the Governor has excused property tax penalties for 60 days?

IS IT TRUE that many people are extremely disappointed that the Mayor, County Council, and County Commissioner continue to discuss the status of the Coronavirus with local medical providers vie the phone? …its time that our elected officials get real and call a  press conference to explain to the masses that the deadly Coronavirus is already at our footsteps and provide us with their detailed plans how they are going to keep us safe?
IS IT TRUE last Friday Indiana State Health officials said that Coronavirus cases in Indiana probably won’t peak until mid-to-late April?  …that Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb said “We don’t see the peak yet, these numbers are compounding,” Holcomb said. “This is like a snowball that’s rolling downhill and getting bigger and bigger and bigger.”?  …when asked if he plans to extend the “Stay-At-Home” order, he said, “he is making decisions day-by-day and will wait closer to the end date of April 7 to decide”? …we wonder why the Governor would waste his time extending his “Stay At Home” order because very few people are paying attention to his current “Stay-At-Home” order?
IS IT TRUE all you have to do is drive around Evansville and Vanderburgh County its obvious that our local officials aren’t enforcing Governor Holcomb state-mandated “Stay-At-Home” order?
IS IT TRUE we watched Governors Andrew Como (NEW YORK), Andy Beshear KENTUCKY), J.B. Pritzker (ILLINOIS) speak in detail on how to protect people from the Coronavirus? …they are brutally direct, honest, well informed and well-spoken? …they understand how deadly this virus can be and how to take it head-on?  … it’s also obvious that they are putting ordinary citizens, first responders and health professionals above profits?
IS IT TRUE over the years the  City Of Evansville “Rainy Day Fund” was spent on non-essential items?  …the past and present City Council members never required the Mayor to refurbished this fund to a sustainable level?
IS IT TRUE if the city had been a little more frugal with the donations to local non-profits they would have additional funds available to help with the budgetary shortfall caused by deficit spending and the CORONAVISUS crisis?
IS IT TRUE it appears that the working poor of Evansville who rely on public transportation is the beneficiary of the financial cuts to the METS transportation budget?
IS IT TRUE Federal Grants are awarded to Governmental entities to be used for specific programs or projects but the Grants shouldn’t be used as a way to balance their budgets?
IS IT TRUE we hope that the financial adjustments made to the 2020 Fire Department budget don’t hamper the future fire fighting capabilities of the Department?
IS IT TRUE  that any kind of lipid solvent will disrupt the Coronavirus, such as soaps, detergents, and smaller alcohols? …you need to use about 70% ethanol in water for optimum effectiveness
IS IT TRUE that people don’t care who you were but they only care who you are now?
IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny!  When the Government fears the people we have Liberty?

IS IT TRUE our “READERS POLLS” are non-scientific but trendy?

Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Should medical providers and elected officials conduct their medical briefings in public instead of talking with each over the phone?
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4 COMMENTS

  1. I wish they would have talked about delay in the May property taxes. I’ll go two months with no income because my business is closed. Has the EVSC let go non essentials people. Since no school everyone but teachers should be let go and they can file for unemployment. Do it now and help the taxpayer that pays their salaries. If you don’t you won’t have any small business left.

  2. Cudos to City-County Observer!!!

    It is obvious that if we are to get true honest information as a community YOU are the most complete and thoughtful.

  3. The current mayor and previous mayor catered to the so called local elite by throwing massive amounts of tax dollars into the downtown area. The last 2 mayors, one a real democrat and the current one a nominal republican became addicted to the riverboat money, depleted the rainey day fund, did not lean out the city/county employee rolls and now we have a mess. The city/county leadership at all levels have betrayed us. Also it would be interesting to know the current population of the jail, have they released excessive numbers of inmates? Our local elected officials need to be more forthcoming.

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