No sure bet: With $1.8 million request lingering, New Albany council not happy about public safety spending, by Daniel Suddeath (Tribune).It makes me think: A place like New Albany needs all the help it can get, especially when it comes to persuading people from other locales to come here and contribute their discretionary income to our local economy. In essence, although I generally cite the restaurant and pub business as my occupation, what I've really been doing for 20 years is trying to convince Louisvillians to accept Southern Indiana as part of the metro area.
Then it occurs to me how much this herculean daily effort to attract visitors from Louisville, not to mention other far-flung locales, stands to be irreparably damaged by the twenty years of tolling on existing Ohio River bridges required to justify the boondoggle and build the one bridge downtown that isn't at all needed, and to perpetuate reliance on autos and fossil fuels at a time when much of the world addesses the addiction, I must question how organizations like One Southern Indiana can publicly support such tragic initiatives without the heavy use of frequently administered hallucinogenics.
Perhaps 1SI can slip police and fire funding into the budget for the Bridges Debacle. Mr. Dalby does purport to represent ALL of us, right?