Jeffersonville City Council Watch
This is really quite easy to understand if a person has an open mind.
1.) The council has been planning this project with the glitzy indoor sports/soccer/conference center
for a long time. The Newsandtribune has covered it, has printed the quotes, and has reported
their original bids came in at $6,900,000.,
2.)The very nice existing soccer complex has been built. It is in use. Some say it has a total
price tag so far of around $4-5,000,000. The amount of the spending to date
has NOT been released. Why?.
3.) There was a presentation made at the council meeting on February 2.
Votes were taken then and at another council meeting to move
funds into a non-reverting fund to buy yet more land and prepare it
for a parking lot. Members of the current council stated that it was for a parking lot.
The newsandtribune reported on that as well. More money will be needed for any indoor facility.
4.) The current soccer site is too small, in a terrible location, has already cost a mint,
and is unsuitable for expansion even by buying an adjoining 11 acres.,
5.) The glitzy indoor soccer/sports/convention facility is not needed
and would cost a lot of money yearly to operate.,
6.) The new idea to spend $3,000,000 in additional hard earned, scarce tax money
for a second site is also excessive.,
7. The new site is best used in the port area for industrial development
that will provide jobs and taxes.,
8.) Millions additionally are planned to be expended to develop the second site.,
9.) The vast sums of money can be reprioritized to be used more wisely
on economic development projects.,
10.) The projected return on investment (ROI) for the soccer/sports gig are not believable for many.,
11.) This would be best handled by the private sector and would be in competition with other venues.,
12.) Attempts at obfuscation by the persons who created this mess are not very original.,
13.) The matter is not about DJ, MM, or council persons .It is only being made political
by the enablers pushing this poorly thought out plan.
14.) The discussion IS about the WISDOM of the first soccer site location,
the spending, and the TOTAL planned expenditures.,
15.) The development costs for a second site will be substantial.,
16.) The existing site and the proposed expansion are in a congested industrial area
that may not be all that safe with auto, truck, and railroad traffic..
17.)This is the alleged "fiscally conservative" and oh-so-careful council.....,
18.) Tell us about appeals to the DLGF to increase the amount allowed for the expenditures...
Is that yet another million of tax dollars?.,
19.) What is the sports bonded indebtedness at the present time?
Edited by Savile Row, 15 March 2015 - 05:27 PM.