Friday, May 15, 2015

McQuillen Desperation Showing on Justice Center Cause

So, how desperate are the Republicans to get the Justice Center revived and passed?

That desperate.  That happened.  It's that awkward moment when Mike McQuillen, the City-County Council's Republican leader, is so desperate to get a bad deal through the Council that he resorts to trying to rally union support.

To be frank, this project is a sore spot for the unions.  They would love to have the construction jobs that this new center would provide.  Of course, with the new common construction wage law, those same union jobs that used to pay a good wage likely won't now.  I didn't see McQuillen out there championing that cause.

Union members should not worry.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again.  The jobs will be there.  This is a project that cannot wait, and Council Democrats know that.  It's just that this Mayor's deal is not the one to sign up for.  Please, be patient brothers and sisters.  It will be worth the wait for taxpayers in Marion County.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to ask McQuillen and the Ballard administration how the relocation of judicial services will affect downtown business. City Market would most likely suffer. The other question is how does this impact the public from a transportation perspective. How can the Justice Center effectively serve the public - and not just those with cars - if there is a lack of public transit to the facility? The premise for the relocation has been touted as an economic development issue. The current jail and courts must not have too much of a negative impact - look at all the nearby, adjacent development.