Tuesday, June 30, 2009


After reading our June 24, 2009 edition of the Tribune, we had to laugh.

"England doesn't want New Albany City Council looking over his shoulder on paving plan."

This is not the 1990's Mr. Mayor.

Has his ego gotten in the way, or can he not handle: Checks and balances?

"Paving was ordered by the New Albany City Council earlier this month when it approved spending up to $2 million of Economic Development Income Tax dollars for resurfacing."

Benedetti question the plan that was handed to the council and doesn't understand why the plan isn't ready.

Mrs. Benedetti, have you ever heard of: bait and switch or smoke and mirrors?

Welcome to New Albany Politics and Campaign Promises 101!

Mrs. Benedetti should ask herself two question:

* How can this be a rough draft, if tax dollars were used to pay Jacobi, Toombs and Lanz?

* How could Jacobi, Toombs and Lanz provide cost estimates if there were NO plans available?

Mayor England should realize that he is spending EDIT tax dollars out of our pockets. The Council representing taxpayer districts have a responsibility to listen to the taxpayers and share their needs with the Mayor.

Mayor England states: "We're going to pave the streets that people use the most-get the major thoroughfares.

We smell another campaign promise "street" to be paved.

We elected the mayor into office and we expect him to listen to us.

Arrogance is NOT acceptable in this case!

Who is really trying to micro-manage who?