UPDATE: Check out this e-mail Councilor Zach Adamson received from Dennis Rosebrough, a member of the Board of Public Works, defending the World Sports Park boondoggle. Rosebrough likens criticism of the expenditure to those who criticized former Mayor William Hudnut's construction of the Hoosier Dome, which was leveled to make room for a new stadium and convention center expansion before hardly a dollar of the principle owed on the debt had been paid down. Rosebrough is a PR flack for the BMV. I don't know why the hell we allow government employees to be appointed to these boards. He has no business serving on this board. He has a life-time membership in the downtown mafia and all that that implies, which means he will always screw over the taxpayers to support the corrupt pay-to-play establishment that runs this town.
From: Rosebrough, Dennis [mailto:drosebrough@bmv.IN.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 9:28 AM
To: Adamson, Zach W.
Cc: Robertlparrin@aol.com; 'Laura Sniadecki'; Miser, Lori; firstname.lastname@example.org; Lotter, Marc E.
Subject: RE: Global Sports Complex
Good morning Councilor. Thanks for sharing your opinion. Improving parks infrastructure seems to be an appropriate use of the funds. At the end of the project, we end up with first class athletic fields that can be used for many activities including soccer, lacrosse and other games that require fields. The design does not preclude any use including cricket or Gaelic sports. In the worst case scenario, we end up with a beautiful, multi-functional recreational facility on the east side of the city that can be used by young and old. It could also become a regional center for emerging sports like cricket and draw thousands of people to our community in the future.
There were those who thought a domed stadium addition to the Convention Center was foolish and that even involved a new tax. As a member of the PR group for the that project, we heard all of the arguments. With Mayor Hudnut’s and the City-Council’s bold vision, it was built - and as they say, “the rest is history.” Obviously, this project is not even in the same league (maybe $5 million cost and no tax impact vs. $50 million and a new tax), but it does represent a “vision” for our community. I will proudly continue to support this project.
Dennis L. Rosebrough
Deputy Commissioner - External Affairs Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles