Friday, October 01, 2010


Let's be realistic. The 6 main causes of New Albany's budget mess are:

1. To many TIF'S

2. Giving to many Tax Abatements

3. Mismanagement of Tax Dollars

4. Misappropriation of Tax Dollars

5. Police & Fire get eighty five cents out of every dollar of our General Fund

6. Malfeasance

Freedom Of Speech would like to say:

Our city is facing the financial abyss, and the Mayor and the council, we the voters elected to represent our best interest, either can't or won't take the steps necessary to correct the problems we face.

What has to happen before the council and the mayor get their act together?


Let's hope not, but don't hold your breath.

If England can get $70,000 for One Southern Indiana, he can appropriate another $70,000 for an audit of the General Fund, Sewers, and Stormwater!

For England to stand before citizens, Council and Councilman Price and call him a "smart-ass" who in the hell does he think he is?

For Haub to tell Councilman Price I have a message from the police officer to the citizens and him: "Fuck You!" we'll take you to arbitration and not take the health care.

Our reply, Mr. Haub: "Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out of the NAPD. You chose that job, stop whining, Charlestown, Clarksville and Jeff ARE hiring!

Why can't the police and fire be satisfied using 85% of our city budget?

Don't we citizens deserve better than this?