This evening when I opened my Facebook, I found a post by Mayor Bob Hall to be so disturbing and plain and simply an outright lie with regards to what happened at last night's council meeting. He stated that the City Council voted to designate Pleasant Ridge as a historic district, when the Council never even voted on this issue! (See his exact post below) The City Council voted to establish a steering committee to work on a redevelopment plan for the neighborhood. There was a man there that invited everyone to attend a presentation about the benefits of a historic designation in a few weeks, but there was no vote or even council discussion regarding a vote. He just seemingly made it up in an attempt to try and make the Council look bad. To fabricate the truth (which I have personally witnessed many times) is one thing, but to blatantly lie is another. Mr. Hall you are a disgrace to Charlestown and I couldn't defriend you fast enough!
Bob Hall's Facebook Post: "FYI - After 10 months and rejecting partnerships with the State of Indiana, Indiana Housing and Community Development, USDA, Banks, New Hope Services, Developers, and over 150 million dollars of investment to revitalize the downtown area and redevelop Pleasant Ridge. The City Council voted 4-1 (Jeff Aaron, Scott McKenchnie, Ruthann Rawlings and Danny James) to try to declare Pleasant Ridge "the Projects" a National Historic District. Really, Pleasant Ridge a National Landmark for tourism. That's these Council members solution to the blight, deplorable living conditions for people, meth labs, drug dealing, high crime, disproportionate cost of city resources, and the negative impact on the community. No real money comes with their proposal to help property owners. They turned down 150 million of investment dollars to make the most blighted area of the county a "historic district". Keeping with the Star Trek theme this week. "This is not logical. Beam me up Scotty"!!!!!!"
Edited by What the What, 03 March 2015 - 08:18 PM.