first_img We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE we give five (5) cheers to local attorney Charles Berger for having the passion to force the EVSC to become accountable and practice “Good Public Policy”?  …because of Mr. Burger’s recent “Public Access For Public Records” request, the EVSC backroom closed doors decisions will soon become public?IS IT TRUE we hope that one day soon that another Charles Berger type will come forward and demand that the Evansville DMD, VenueWorks and the Evansville Redevelopment Commission make all the financial transactions pertaining to the funding of the Evansville Thunderbolts from day one public? …only a Freedom of Information Act request will provide us with the real truth?IS IT TRUE we been told that that the new President /CEO of the not-for-profit Evansville CVB is being paid $175,000 a year not including benefits? …if this information is correct he’s being paid more than the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Vanderburgh County Sheriff, Director of DMD, Evansville Fire and Police Chiefs?IS IT TRUE that County Commissioner Ben Shoulders is hosting a mega political fundraising event next Thursday evening? …we are told that this event has attracted a diverse crowd of labor unions leaders, small business owners, millenniums, minorities, Republicans, Independents, and Democrats? …we are told that this event is “Sold Out” (350+ people will be attending)?  …we are also told that event is projected to raise over $100,000 for Commissioner Shoulders political war chest? …if this political fundraising event meets its projected goal County Commissioner Shoulders will have a whopping $200,000+ in his political war chest?IS IT TRUE we are highly disappointed that Mayor Winnecke has decided not to totally pay down the serious financial shortfall of the employee health plan at the end of 2019?  …don’t you like it when politicians kick the can down the road?IS IT TRUE when former CCO editor and celebrated innovation CEO from Palm Springs, California was asked about the CCO publishing a printed newspaper 7 days a week and his answer was surprising?…Mr. Wallace quickly pointed out that newsrooms across the country that are delivering print products 7 days a week are on a 20-year shrinking spree with most newsrooms having less than half of the reporters they had 10 years ago and many are down to 10% of their peak that came in the 1990s?IS IT TRUE it is possible that in the near future the citizens of Evansville/Vanderburgh County will be able to purchase an affordable in print  “Hometown and Home Grown Non- Partisan Community  Sunday Newspaper”?IS IT TRUE we are told that Mayor Winnecke is not ruling out running for the fourth (4th) term? …we strongly recommend that Mr. Winnecke focus more on managing the city’s cash flow better, decrease the deficit spending practices of the city, get a better grip on managing several of the multi-million dollar capital improvement projects during his third term?IS IT TRUE that the former narcissistic Mayor of Chicago Jane Byrne ran for re-election and got crushed?  …the reasons why she got crushed in her re-election bid was that she forgot to address out of control water and sewer rates, high taxes, increased crime rates, high unemployment, labor unrest, creating too many “Pork Barrel” capital projects, political scandals and deficit spending practices?IS IT TRUE we been told by several people that they would like to see former State Representative Gail Riecken (D) run for her old seat again? …they consider her to be down to earth, hardworking, intelligent, trustworthy, extremely assessable, and has a passion to help the disadvantaged and working-class people?IS IT TRUE we are told that the newly elected Evansville City Council President is turning people off because they feel he has an authoritative demeanor?IS IT TRUE we are told that several past and current local elected officials have missed filing their “Campaign Finance Reports” due On January 15, 2020? …those who are delinquent are: Connie Robinson, James Raben, Sherriff Dave Wedding, Dan McGinn, Terry Gamblin, and Karen Ragland?IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny!  When the Government fears the people we have Liberty Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: How do you rate the overall performance of State Senator Vaneta Becker?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. 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