Thursday, November 22, 2012

Finn and Caesar get all irate as Southern Indiana (minus compliant NA) continues the struggle against tolling.

As we await the study of the Ohio River Bridges Project's local small business economic impact, promised on that long-ago day by ORBP authority member Jerry Finn (yes, I can have the memory of an elephant when it suits me), with the two-year anniversary of his unfulfilled vow due on December 13 of this very year, it becomes increasingly evident that Clark County has picked up the anti-tolling torch once presciently lit by New Albany's city council during Steve Price's final term, and since dropped by our purportedly more progressive legislative body at the urging of Bob "CeeSaw" Caesar, who remains forever eager to sell more costume jewelry to the delusional minions at One Southern Indiana, where the the equation never changes: If Kerry Stemler + Ed Clere = transportation boondoggle, then let's party like it's 1959, and by the way, if tolling rape is inevitable, can someone please pass the Astroglide?

As usual, expecting consistency of thought from New Albany's city council is tantamount to believing the Cubs will win the World Series, or that Lucy won't yank back the football at the last second, leaving Charlie Brown (and the city) in the mud.

First, the Clarksville Town Council got themselves some lawyers, and now the tourism board has followed suit. Jeffersonville's council just might join them. Shouldn't New Albany get in on the fun?

Tourism board joins Clarksville in suit to stop I-65 bridge tolls (Courier-Journal)

Board members of the Clark-Floyd Counties Convention and Tourism Bureau on Wednesday voted to join Clarksville in a new lawsuit seeking to block the tolling of the Kennedy Bridge and a new Interstate 65 span that is to be built next to it.

Tourism bureau spokesman John Gilkey, who also is president of the Clarksville Town Council, said the board voted to allocate $10,000 — the same amount the town pledged on Monday — for an Indianapolis law firm to take the case.

The Jeffersonville City Council will decide whether the city will join the lawsuit at its next meeting, Dec. 3.

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