Thursday, February 05, 2009
Ballard Still Not Talking About CIB Woes
Mayor Greg Ballard sat for an interview with WIBC's Terri and Big Joe this morning. He talked about his "great" trip to the Super Bowl in Tampa and how he's now confident that the City will do a "great" job hosting the Super Bowl in 2012. He also talked about the "great" game he watched last night as IU beat Iowa. More free primo tickets to a sporting event for our mayor? He also talked about the "great" job the City is doing handling snow removal. During the half hour segment, the Mayor said absolutely nothing about the colossal financial crisis facing the City's Capital Improvement Board. Instead, he continues to defer to the CIB to field all of these questions. The members of the CIB are in the tank with the billionaire professional sports team owners so we already know what they want to do. It's you, Mayor Ballard, who was elected by the people to stop the endless handouts to the state's wealthiest citizens, while working class residents of your city are continually asked to pay higher and higher taxes. You were elected by grassroots, anti-tax activists with a mandate to change business as usual. Go ahead and continue to ignore our concerns, but don't be surprised when you become a one-term mayor.