Monday, April 27, 2015
Push Poll Being Conducted For Justice Center
An observant Advance Indiana reader says she received a telephone call she described as a push poll in support of Mayor Greg Ballard's ill-fated, $1.75 billion criminal justice center that he wants built using a public-private partnership agreement. A City-County Council committee voted down the proposal earlier this month, but Republican council members supporting the plan on behalf of Ballard intend to push for a vote at the council's May 11 meeting to bring the proposal before the full council for a vote. According to the reader, the caller claimed the proposed justice center would save at least $5 million a year which would be used to hire additional police officers. According to the reader, all of the caller's questions were written to elicit favorable responses regarding the proposed justice center.