Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Another Taxpayer Boondoggle In The Making In Greenwood
Who needs tax and spend Democrats when we have plenty of Republican elected officials in this state who are equally as irresponsible in handling public expenditures? Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers promised his city taxpayers that a new $10 million aquatic center in Freedom Park would pay for itself. Now that the project has been approved and construction is set to begin next month, a consultant is telling Greenwood officials they'll need to find $200,000 a year to cover the costs of operating the aquatic center. Mayor Myers tells the Indianapolis Star that he will try to make up the shortfall with design changes or charge higher fees. Where is the money coming from to build the aquatic center? A TIF district, of course.