Friday, August 21, 2015
Hogsett Wants More Streetlights, Herb Simon Wants And Will Get A New Practice Facility For The Pacers
One of the things that surprised me soon after I moved to Indianapolis was that if residential neighborhoods in this city wanted streetlights, they had to collect money through a neighborhood association to install them and pay for their upkeep. The sky is the limit when it comes to meeting the many demands for improving downtown, but residential neighborhoods are pretty much on their own as far as the downtown power brokers are concerned. I think Hogsett hits on an issue in his latest in a string of TV ads that probably resonates with a lot of neighborhood activists. He says he's going to reverse a decades-old policy and start spending money on neighborhood street lights if he's elected mayor.
Meanwhile, billionaire Herb Simon is demanding and the CIB has already secretly agreed to build for him a new practice facility and offices for his Indiana Pacers on Delaware Street across from Banker's Life Fieldhouse for an untold sum just because the greedy bastard owns our elected officials and can get them to spend our taxpayer dollars however he wants so he can keep his billions to spend on his trophy wife and other objects of the life a dirty old rich man like him leads. There is no public process to these matters. When it's finally leaked to the public, it's always a done deal. Life in Indianapolis. The Simons own Joe Hogsett just like they own Evan Bayh, in case you didn't know, but it always sounds good to pretend to relate to the little people. Check who is bankrolling his campaign if you doubt me.