IS IT TRUE that former President of the Evansville City Council John Friend CPA posted this comment in yesterdays CCO? …Mr. Friend said: “Mr. Coures comment about the Council approval of specifics surrounding Brownfields transactions is absolutely false. The 2015 Council approved the overall budgets but never approved any specific transactions of the DMD.” ? …it looks like Mr. Friend put Mr. Coures in his place?
IS IT TRUE that a couple member of the Evansville Brownfield board (“secret society”) thinks Geoge Lumley is connected with the City County Observer? …we discussed with Mr. Lumley about starting a monthly for print newspaper but he decided not to go along with this new venture with the CCO? …we are proud to consider Mr. Lumley as a friend and supporter of the CCO? …we feel the public owes Mr. Lumley a great deal of gratitude for exposing the bad business practices of the Evansville Brownsfieds Corp?
IS IT TRUE the video that we posted on the Evansville Brownfields Corp a couple of days ago have 1,122 people viewing it on the CCO and 518 views on our Facebook account so far? …this is why we decided to leave this video up one more day?…we would be extremely thankful if you would send this video to your many friends?
IS IT TRUE that we were in error when we stated that Vectren was installing more “period” street lighting in the Historic District? That the work in that area involves upgrading and installing new poles and power lines in preparation for the scheduled new downtown projects and we appreciate Brad Ellsworth’s clarification of the facts?
IS IT TRUE that the poster “yy4u” tells us that there is a classified ad in the Courier advertising that City Controller Russ Lloyd will be going to the March 14 meeting of City Council to seek an appropriation of $3.9 million, in addition to this year’s budget?
IS IT TRUE that we congratulate the Courier and Press on exposing the Mayor’s failure to respond to the contacts from the USHL when it was announced the City would be looking for a team to replace the IceMen. ? The Mayor’s Minister of Propaganda and Spin, blamed the failure to respond to the inquiries on them going to the wrong email account? We are seeing glimpses of some spot-on investigative reporting from the newest owners of the Evansville Courier and Press , and we hope to see more of it in relation to the 2014 SBOA Audit.
IS IT TRUE that we wonder if the mural behind the McDonald’s on North Main that DMD Director Kelly Coures commissioned in the name of economic development is worth the $65,000 plus that taxpayers paid for? …we beg you to drive to the McDonalds restaurant located on North Main and tell us that the mural painted on the side of a building located behind McDonalds on North Main is going to attract economic development?
IS IT TRUE that certain established business owners seem to be very successful in obtaining $50,000 “facade grants” through DMD to upgrade their businesses? …could this be a prime example of political patronage?
IS IT TRUE that the Mayor, Missy Mosby. Jonathon Weaver, and other profligate spenders are joyfully carving up the $25 million rent advance paid to the City by Tropicana? … that we wonder what would be wrong with holding on to some of the “windfall”?
IS IT TRUE when questioned about the free advertising that Councilors Mosby and Weaver give to their employer, FC Tucker, at City Council meetings with their mugs and pins? …we are told that other real estate agencies are saying it is not a problem for them? … they tell us they think that the two may harm Tucker’s business more than it helps them?
FOOTNOTES: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Monday?
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