|Mayor Greg Ballard|
Today, the gloves begin to come off. A good number of the roads remain to be in difficult condition for normal travel forcing schools to cancel for yet another day. The temperature on Facebook notably seemed to go up a couple of degrees last night, too.
It's time for the Mayor's Administration to make big strides with the roads by tonight. Otherwise, many will continue to question its ability to respond to snowstorms.
Let me be clear, this is not a knock at the Indy Snow Force or the plow drivers of DPW. Those folks have to be commended for the work they are doing. I wouldn't want their jobs! I just think people are starting to tire of hearing the same old excuses when clearly the conditions are improving weather-wise.
I also have a minor beef with whatever person in the Ballard Administration that made the decision to close the Mayor's Action Center at the normal time on Wednesday. We've spent nothing but the last few days hearing that the line was THE LINE to call for city services. When I called to report the dreadful road conditions on two major Decatur Township roads, I found the line shut down and staffed by a message to go online or call back tomorrow. I went online and tried to find the service that I need, but there was nothing there about snow removal. Eventually, I sent a tweet to DPW and Indy Snow Force.
For safety's sake, I hope a lot of progress happens today and that we're crediting the Mayor and not criticizing him tomorrow morning.