Yesterday's C-J-sponsored "community discussion" at the Carnegie Center was well worth my time.
3 takeaways from the CJ's S. Ind. community event, by Lexy Gross
... It was clear that people who attended The Courier-Journal's community discussion at the Carnegie Center in New Albany truly care about the residents in the community. Speakers from the Carnegie Center, Jesus Cares at Exit 0 and Metro United Way hit on the region's needs and engaged in discussion. About 30 people attended the event.
My favorite moment? Easy.
Regrettably, nary a cog in the Gahan nomenklatura was on hand to offer a rebuttal.
Barbara Anderson from Haven House Services Inc. in Jeffersonville discussed poverty and the community's ability to address it in the future. She decried New Albany's plan to help build a luxury apartment complex, despite the need to address affordable and public housing in the city.
Still waiting for YOUR local Democratic Party to display a pulse as it pertains to homelessness, affordable housing, income inequality and other topics that make the mayor blush?
Don't hold your breath.
The Mighty Oz was re-elected, the Wunderkind was promoted, and the pretend-luxury can proceed with real corporate welfare subsidies ... and without the pesky distractions of the real world.