Thursday, December 04, 2008

Thursday Morning Rush

Just a few items to start your day:

  • - For some reason, Mayor Abramson and Governor Beshear felt they had to say "Ford plants are vital to Louisville". I don't know why they thought they had to issue a press release stating as much, but they did. They both will be attending a rally this morning in support of Ford Motor Company.
  • - The Louisville Metro Council finally decided it wants to have a say in the budget. Councilman Kelly Downard says the Mayor won't show them any evidence the budget is in $20,000,000 trouble. Welcome to the club, Mr. Downard.
  • - The city has extended the deadline to close Otter Creek Park. They are also discussing ideas on dumping it on some other entity. WHAS 11 has a report HERE.
  • - UAW President Ron Gettelfinger pulling another about-face, now says he'll go back for more concessions as Ford releases yet-another restructuring plan, it's fourth in five years. The effect on Louisville employees won't be known until later this week. The report is on Fox 41.
Also, I would like to publicly thank all of those very kind individuals for kicking in the Tip Jar this week. It means a lot to me and I hope I can continue to meet your expectations. You are all exceptional people. THANK YOU!


  1. Mayor Snubs Council
    Mayor refuses to have Finance Department at Budget Committee. None of the councilʼs questions were addressed.

    Council given no evidence to substantiate $20,000,000 budget shortfall.

    As of June 30, 2007,
    the city has $97,232,552
    in Rainy Day Fund!
    (Mayor will NOT furnish current figure)

    Also, Mayor has $10,000,000 in an adjustment account that should be used before cutting public safety.

    More to come!

  2. Its time for the Metro Council, Kentucky state government, as well as the IRS/FBI to start investigating the mayor and his bookkeeping practices. Having formerly been an accountant in a past life this should be done immediately and I believe that all concerned citizens of Louisville should expect and request a full accounting of city funds, city expenditures, and full disclosure under the law.

    This mayor is practicing financial infidelity by hiding things on the books, lying about things, and telling half truths. His record of this has been uncovered in the past. Why hasn't there been a full audit of their books and city finances?

    Its time to start demanding accountability and to notify the IRS and state government that all city books should be fully audited and to know where this mayor is spending the money.