IS IT TRUE that last night the City of Evansville 2018 budget was approved by a 8 to 1 vote? …5th Ward City Council member Justin Elpers was the only one who voted “No” on the 2018 city budget?
IS IT TRUE its obvious that Councilman Justin Elpers understands that problems associated with economic distress cannot be solved by increasing taxes, not making any serious budget cuts, building a new penguins exhibit and practicing political patronage?
IS IT TRUE that the Evansville City Council doesn’t have a revenue problem? …they just have a spending problem?
IS IT TRUE it was announced that Mayor Winnecke was opposed to City Council increasing the COIT tax for 2018? …it’s a well known fact that the Mayor has total control over the political and economic decisions made by City Council?
IS IT TRUE that City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr stunned those in attendence when he stated that all the medical bill payments are current? …if Mr. Lloyd statement is correct then why does the city currently have a $3 million dollar healthcare deficit?
IS IT TRUE at last nights City Council meeting very few cuts were made to the 2018 budget?
IS IT TRUE that the City of Evansville is anticipating to collect $371 million in taxes in 2018 which is an increase of 7.6% over last 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 this kind of runaway spending at the city level, coupled with the rise in electric bills, increase in the county wheel tax and the coming 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 that nothing was said about how Mayor Winnecke plans to pay for the Evansville Thunderbolts Hockey team operating expenses for 2018?
IS IT TRUE that one of the items on last nights budget chopping block was a $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? …council decided to fund the work shuttle grant for another year even after finding out that currently the work shuttle has only one rider?
IS IT TRUE at last nights council meeting 8 City Council members gave themselves a nice raise for 2018? …that 5th Ward Councilman Justin Elpers declined to accept a pay increase for 2018
IS IT TRUE we were told that the city provides council members and city employees with a city paid healthcare benefit package that charges a monthly premium of $85 for single people or a family premiums charge of $183 month with a $1,500 deductible?
IS IT TRUE we wonder how many of our readers have an employer paid healthcare benefit package that cost $85 a month for single people or a family premiums offering for $183 month with a $1,500 deductible?
IS IT TRUE because of last night tax increases we are worried that some of our citizens who have the comfort of mobility will see the writing on the wall and will get out of Evansville while they can sell their house for more than they owe on it?