Where Should We Begin?
There are a lot of issues that we feel need to be discussed, and we are working on a new posting that will encapsulate most of the recent happenings.
Meanwhile, we would like for you to submit to us any topics that you, the readers, feel should be addressed, and we will either include them in the new posting, or dedicate a new posting to the topic suggested in the near future.
Right now, between the broadcasting of Garner's politics on WNAS after trying for too long to get Council sessions aired, unsuccessfully, along with the Police promotions made prior to receiving an approved budget from the State, we are stammering a bit over what to make of the current situations in New Albany.
"Gaveling Gahan" and the changes occurring within, and among, the City Council are of serious interest, as is the issue of possible, much needed, Rental Property Inspections.
Then we have accusations made in the David Camm trial regarding the former Prosecutor that are disconcerting, and may be just the tip of an iceberg when it comes to how evidence was handled during the initial investigation.
There's the barge mishap and the subsequent announcement of orders to restrict access to the riverfront that were later denied by outside authorities that left us curious, as has the news of retaining a problem-plagued former Police Chief at considerable expense to the City.
Of course we still have questions and concerns regarding the Sewer problems and the EPA oversight, and how this will affect true economic growth for Downtown New Albany, and we have some serious problems still unresolved concerning the new Sanitation privatization.
Watching businesses pile up weeks worth of garbage around town is becoming a major sore spot, and the refusal to reveal the partners of the new business entity awarded the sanitation contract is unacceptable.
New fees, rate increases and City spending habits are impacting all of us, and the fiscal picture is uncertain without audit findings and budget approvals in hand.
These are just a sampling of the many issues we feel require further inquiry, and we have a lot of questions, as well as opinions, on these matters.
We look forward to investigating further, and getting the community's feedback on how and why New Albany has become mired in so many unresolved issues.
We want to look forward to a better future with more accountability from our elected officials, and a renewed commitment to a united effort to improve the quality of life in our community.
This will require rebuilding the public trust, making wise and informed decisions regarding economic development, as well as providing demonstrable evidence that efforts of improvements include considerations of the entire population of the City, not just a select portion of the citizenry.
With all this in mind, we are working on putting things together in an articulate and informational manner. Please feel free to add to our list, and we will consider each and every suggestion.