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 we predict that Mayor Winnecke will run unopposed for re-election in the upcoming general election?  …that Mayor Winnecke has been a charismatic and hard working Mayor?  …he is very likable? …he is politically savvy and well connected? …the city employees are seemly happy with the way the Mayor treats them? …he’s been well schooled on how to build a political war chest? …Mr. Winnecke only political flaw is that he isn’t managing our tax dollar dollars in a prudent manner which in turn has caused him cash flow and deficit spending challenges?  …we hope during his third term that Mr. Winnecke will finally learn how to say the word “NO” too costly capital projects that should be put on the back burner?

IS IT TRUE that for more than 15 years this column has served the City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County as the place to go to learn things that are going on in local government that other media is reluctant to cover?…much good has come from things posted in “IS IT TRUE” and the comment section has for the most part made the City-County Observer the go-to place for open constructive dialog?

IS IT TRUE that over the years this column has served the financial health of the taxpayers of Evansville well and we are proud to have done so?…as a reminder one of the earliest breaking stories that the CCO profiled was when a former Mayor and his associates conspired secretly to eliminate the Homestead Tax Credit?…the CCO was alerted to this by one of our most trusted “MOLES” and we exposed this “SNEGAL” (Sneaky but Legal) meeting and the amount of money that the taxpayers of Vanderburgh County were about to be fleeced out of?…that number was $5 million per year which by now has amounted to $50 million that the CCO’s exposure of this sneaky dirty trick saved the taxpayers of Evansville?

IS IT TRUE that once upon a time the recently acquired Vectren Corporation was poised to stick the ratepayers of Southwest Indiana with roughly $30 million for a dense pack upgrade?…between the CCO, Occupy Evansville, and the mobilization effort to bring a meeting of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to Evansville and when push came to shove, Vectren’s best-laid plans were thwarted and the dense pack technology was not passed on to the ratepayers?

IS IT TRUE that from drug addict needles in public playgrounds to potholes and from decrepit sewers to antiquated water pipes, exposing backroom political deals and government waste the CCO has been the watchdog for the people against ignorant and malignant local government actions?

IS IT TRUE that our finest hour, we exposed the Earthcare Energy project as a scam and saved an oblivious city council from handing $4 million to a project team that didn’t even have a patent they claimed to have?…through all of this we taught Evansville the meaning of the term VETTING?…we hope this is a lesson that is never forgotten?

IS IT TRUE we are considering only publishing the “IS IT TRUE” column once a week in the very near future because of the time it takes to research and create one?

Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that Mayor Winnecke has earned a third term?

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    • Dr. H. Dan Adams;

      Come on Doc you know better than that. A swan song is when you announced that you are not running for re-election.

  1. I find it both disturbing and alarming to hear the CCO is considering shutting down. Surely there has to be new people identified by the CCO that want to hold the city accountable. Just the thought of those people having a free reign with no one speaking out against them should be enough reason for this organization to act to find new people.

    • SAM

      Thanks for your concern but this is far from the truth. We are just doing an inventory of what the CCO “IS IT TRUE” have achieved over the last 15 years.

      Please, tomorrow “IS IT TRUE” and you be able to read what additional impact we have had over the last 15 years in forcing ‘GOOD PUBLIC POLICY”

      If you believe in what the CCO has been doing over the last 15 years please ask your friends to subscribe to the CCO. Oh, it would be very much appreciated if you would ask business owners to advertise in the CCO.

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