Thursday, February 3, 2011
Ballard Heading for Super Bowl Leaving City To Dig Out For Itself
While his city struggles to chip away the ice from its streets and sidewalks, the Mayor of Indianapolis is once again leaving us to fend for ourselves.
I think we all understand why the Mayor might want to be in Dallas for the Super Bowl, but does he really need to be? I mean, to be fair, there are some legitimate reasons for him to go, but wouldn't it be a much better thing for him to stay behind in the city and lead the clean-up from this historic ice storm? If I were Ballard, I'd send somebody in my stead and put myself all over the place as much as possible. I'd make myself available around the city while I was helping people. I think that's what a good mayor does.
Unfortunately, Ballard wants to go hob knob and rub elbows with big business. It's another example of how this Mayor values business deals over neighborhoods. It's another reason why in November, Mayor Ballard will be able to attend the 2012 Super Bowl...as a fan...and Melina Kennedy will be attending it...as Mayor.