MEMBERLast year, news reports of the CIB meeting where a $33.5 million give-away to the Indiana Pacers was approved indicated Potesta was not in attendance. It must be kind of hard making meetings during the week in Indianapolis when your full-time job is located in the nation's capital hundreds of miles away. Board minutes indicate Potesta missed four of the eight board meetings between April and November of last year. It's extremely insulting that our mayor cannot find residents of our city who live and pay taxes here to serve on important boards like the CIB. You may recall he insulted residents by appointing an out-of-state radio talk show host to serve on a board that advises him on public safety matters.
JAY K. POTESTA
Assistant Director of Governmental Affairs
Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association (SMWIA)
1750 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(Local Mailing Address: 1427 Mahony Court (4217-7474)
Current Term: 01.15.10 – 01.14.12
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
CIB Board Member Takes Job In Washington, D.C.
An observant citizen brought to my attention the fact that one of Mayor Greg Ballard's appointees to the Capital Improvement Board, Jay Potesta, has taken a job in Washington, D.C. and is no longer residing in the City of Indianapolis for all practical purposes. I was surprised to see the address of Jay Potesta and his job in Washington with the Sheet Metal Workers' International Union listed on the CIB's website.