- At the August 12 budget hearing, CCC President Bob Cochrum asks City Controller David Reynolds if $16 million in rainy day funds (surplus COIT dollars) can be tapped for use by a municipal corporation (presumably the CIB).
- The council's clerk, Melissa Thompson, put out a notice for the budget hearing on August 13 stating a start time of 5:30 p.m. The meeting actually started at 5:00 p.m. Councilor Ed Coleman's proposal concerning the potential sale of city golf courses was tabled indefinitely without any public testimony.
- At the August 17 meeting of the Metropolitan Development Committee, Chairman Kent Smith neglects to allow time for public comment despite going out of his way to state the importance of public input at these meetings.
- At the August 18 meeting of the Administration & Finance Committee, Chairman Marilyn Pfisterer took up Proposal 292 concerning the pay of township assessors, which had previously been tabled. The public notice of the meeting made no mention of Proposal 292 being an action item at the committee meeting.
- At the August 19 meeting of the Public Safety Committee, local attorney and blogger Paul Ogden was rudely stalked by the Sheriff's counsel, Kevin Murray, while he attempted to ask questions about the Sheriff's budget. As described by the blog, "After Ogden's first couple of points were made, this fellow was asked to answer for the Sheriff." "He identified himself as Kevin Murray, also a lawyer." "He moved very, very close to Ogden." "Within inches. It was so close that it was, in animal behavior terms, a threatening distance." "Several times he tried to stop Ogden from continuing his comments." "He hovered just behind/beside Ogden while there was a second microphone just on the other side of where Sheriff Anderson was seated." "A person who tries to bring forward information during public comment time should not be dogged like this fellow dogged Ogden."
- Chairman Benjamin Hunter rushed through the August 20 meeting of the Public Works Committee so City-County Councilors could attend the Colts pre-season game at Lucas Oil Stadium, no doubt free tickets given to them as a reward for their support of the $21 million a year tax, spend and borrow bailout scheme for the CIB.
Our City-County Council is not inspiring much public confidence, is it?