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 last week we posted a link of the audit conducted by the Regional Inspectors General on the Evansville Housing Authority Corporation? …we found it interesting that the EHA Executive Director Rick Moore challenged the majority of the findings cited in this extremely accurate audit? …we respectfully suggest that the EHA Board of Directors tell Mr. Moore to back off from challenging the results of this less than complimentary audit and spend his time correcting the question costs issues addressed in this audit?
IS IT TRUE we are told that last nights political fundraiser reception for Jeff Hatfield at the Evansville Brewhouse was a rousing financial success? …that the Jeff Hatfield For Vanderburgh County Commission Committee raised over $40,000 for his campaign? …it’s obvious that Bob Jones, Warren Mathies, Bill Pedtke and Ben Shoulders understand how to encourage political movers and shakers in banking, home builders, attorneys, business, union trades, and influential Democrats and Republicans to attend and contribute to a big-ticket political fundraiser?
IS IT TRUE we have been told that when Mr. Hatfield files his campaign finance report sometime in October it will surely impress those in the political know? …after all, said and done we wouldn’t be surprised if his campaign finance report will state that he has raised around $175, 000 for his campaign?
IS IT TRUE we are told that the Mayor and his first lady are planning another big-ticket fundraising event for Vanderburgh County Commission candidate Mike Duckworth (R) sometime in early October? …we are told that the Mayor and his first lady are planning to pull all stops so they can raise around $30,000 towards Mr. Duckworth’s campaign? …it looks like the Mayor and his bride are putting their political prestige on the line for Mike Duckworth?
IS IT TRUE that RESOLUTION C-2018–27 is being introduced by City Council members G. John Hayden (R) and Justin Elpers (R) will encourage that certain conditions to the proposed 2019 City of Evansville budget be met? …that the conditions are: 1. Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) of public safety local income tax funds received in 2018 toward hospitalization debt in 2018 and 2. Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) of LIT funds received in 2019 toward hospitalization debt in 2019? …we can’t wait to see how members of the Winnecke Administration tries to kill this resolution?
IS IT TRUE that years ago that Tropicana agreed to pay the City $25,000,000 upfront to lease the Hoosier Lounge property plus additional lease payments over a ten year period?
IS IT TRUE that the above lease advance was to be paid to the City of Evansville in two installments amounting to $12,500,000 each?
IS IT TRUE that the first installment was paid to the City of Evansville in December of 2015 and the second installment was paid to the City when the Tropicana land-based casino opened?
IT IS TRUE that the original agreement between the Mayor’s office and City Council members was that Riverboat money’s was to be used to buy police cars, fire trucks, and other capital equipment to enhance public safety activities?
IT IS TRUE we been told that both prepaid lease payments paid to the City of Evansville by Tropicana-Evansville totaling $25,000,000 did not go into the Riverboat account but it was diverted by the City Controller into the City of Evansville General Operating fund account?
IS IT TRUE don’t be surprised to see if the Mayor will attempt to fund some kind of “feel good” or “fun and games” project at Robert’s Park during the 2019 budget year?
IS IT TRUE we are told that it would be a smart move if members of the mainstream media would look into the reason why the “Jacobsville Join In” North Main office was abruptly closed last month? …so far all we are hearing about this issues from the officials from the DMD and ECHO Housing Corporation are crickets?
Todays“Readers Poll” question is: What well-known individual would you like to see run for Evansville Mayor on the Democratic ticket in 2019?
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