The Marion County Auditor discovered nearly $200,000 was diverted out of a storm water fund to pay for the city’s new electric car program. A letter released Tuesday morning shows an additional $93,000 was diverted out of the same fund to cover other expenses related to the rented vehicles. Both payments, according to the Marion County Auditor, are prohibited by city law.How many more of our public tax dollars is this corrupt mayor going to be allowed to pilfer before either a federal or state prosecutor gets off his butt and indicts this man and the city officials he employs for blatantly ignoring laws in order to financially benefit the mayor's political cronies?
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Ballard Illegally Diverted Storm Water Fees To Pay For Vision Fleet Contract
The extent of public corruption involved in the awarding of that one-sided, 7-year, $32 million contract to an untested, unknown company with deep political ties continues to grow. We know Mayor Greg Ballard is the person who decided that Vision Fleet would be sole-sourced the opportunity to lease a fleet of more than 400 electric and hybrid vehicles to the City of Indianapolis. We know Ballard's administration broke at least five state and local laws in the process of awarding that one-sided, no-bid contract to Vision Fleet. Now the Marion Co. Auditor has uncovered the fact that city officials have illegally diverted storm water fees, which have been raised dramatically under Ballard supposedly for flood control projects, to pay for the illegal lease agreement. From Fox 59 News: