Monday, September 14, 2015
Council Approves Resolution Calling For Towing Of Illegally Parked Blue Indy Cars
In a largely symbolic vote, the Indianapolis City-County Council voted 17-11 tonight to approve a resolution co-sponsored by Councilors Zach Adamson and Christine Scales calling for the appropriate authorities to tow Blue Indy cars that are illegally parked in a no-stop, no-parking zone on Washington Street. Mayor Greg Ballard, responding to tonight's vote, suggested towing the cars would be comparable to theft. No, theft is when you, Mr. Mayor, entered into a 15-year, one-sided agreement with Blue Indy in violation of multiple state and local laws granting the company the right to operate a monopoly electric car sharing business in Indianapolis under which you appropriated hundreds of the City's most valuable public parking spaces and public lands without any legal authority for Blue Indy's exclusive, for-profit business, along with $6 million in public tax dollars. If the rule of law still existed in this City, federal prosecutors would have long ago convened a grand jury and indicted you, members of your administration and your political cronies on multiples counts of wire fraud, honest services fraud, theft and bribery. To think you are talking to folks about running for governor next year when the only suitable place for you to sit your fat butt after you leave the Mayor's Office is a federal penitentiary.