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Well, once again, the Mayor has pulled out all the stops, and is going to push his version of the Stormwater mandate through the Council, just like he has done with so many other issues. He will do it by silencing the public, the very souls that will have to cough up this money. The proper processes are once again being circumvented.
This issue in not about $3 per month, it's about $800,000 and the reasons for making this a much larger, much more expensive project than it needs to be. AGAIN!
Just like the Scribner project. We could have had a nice YMCA downtown without it costing the City a $17 million bond and obligating $400K out of EDIT funds for the next 17 years!!!
Could the YMCA itself not offer the impetus for downtown investment that they so often refer to? How much difference does that swimming pool really make?
What we are trying to do is move New Albany forward, out of the dark ages of the "good 'ol boy" political machine and into the information age where there are no hidden agendas, and everyone's voice is heard and RESPECTED.
We have not undertaken such an aggressive movement just because we like to fuss and spend all our free time at meetings. We have undertaken a venture to rid this town of fiscal irresponsibility and unfair political processes.
The goal is to PROGRESS this town towards sound financial footing, and cohesive efforts of revitalization in our neighborhoods and the downtown district. We are not looking for a fight. We are looking for cooperation.
Those who harass and ridicule are only thugs who want nothing more than to have their private interests served, regardless of the impacts on the less fortunate. Their brutish attacks are detrimental to any attempts that may be made towards a cooperative effort to better our City.
If you notice, they have very little to say in the way of addressing the issues. Rather, the rhetoric is only meant to humiliate and degrade. Why?
The people, who have come together with the intent of trying to making New Albany a better place to live, are concerned that it becomes a better place for EVERYONE. Not just a select few.
We are committed to serving the interests of every citizen who lives here.
I wish we could say the same for our elected officials.