January 10, 2011 Leave a comment
Sorry folks, we’re back! We had a few busy days and didn’t have time to blog. Now we’re back to our regularly scheduled blogging. What happened while we were otherwise engaged?
- The FOP voted to keep paying for Bisard’s legal defense. We think it is a mistake and were pretty disappointed. We heard the crowd was convinced that the FOP bylaws did not give them an option to deny funding the defense. But, as FOP President Bill Owensby said, “If that’s what we want to spend our money on, that’s what we want to spend our money on.” In other words, it’s their union and they’ll do what they want.
- Jose Evans dropped his bid for Mayor and endorsed Melina Kennedy. Ron Gibson is still in the race. Does he plan to stick around the race? We’re not sure but it will be interesting to watch it play out.
- Mary Milz did a piece on Robert Vane, former Communications Director for Mayor Ballard, and a contract he received to do some communications work for the CIB. First, Milz’s article started saying, “Some people are raising questions about the Capital Improvement Board’s latest hire.” By some people, we think she must mean the Marion County Democrat Party. Vane’s contract with the CIB is in no way a violation of the City ethics policies which, by the way, Mayor Ballard has strengthened.