There are some pretty strong feelings out there about DNA and whether we even need another group such as New Albany First helping businesses downtown grow, advertise, etc.
Some, SOME, downtown businesses feel DNA hasn't done their job,- whether DNA agrees or not. DNA wanting to automatically state businesses would, WOULD, give 20% discount tickets for their food, etc., without asking the business owners' permission was wrong, simply wrong. Some businesses would tell you the 20% is their profit margin. Why take their profit margin? How is that promoting downtown business? Legally, how can that be proposed?
Philosophy is flawed and business owners feel they need the City's hands out of this particular business. It took too long for the City to even come up with a slogan, much less the pitiful one they presented to the business owners (we're not talking about the Board).
There is good fodder for arguments to be made on both sides, but we don't think all of our attention is deserved.
If the rumor mill is true, congratulations to Keith Whitlow and Matt Juliott. (If we misspelled Matt's name we apologize.)
The payments this City wishes to make to the round of outgoing employees located on the third floor is ridiculous.
To us, one of the most infuriating attitudes this Administration has always shown, is the illusion the money downtown is THEIRS and there is PLENTY OF IT. Balderdash! Downright stupidity being displayed during our current economic barometers. This bill shows the lack of certain COUNCIL members awareness for their constituents' needs. Maybe it shows their lack of caring. Ignorance?
We are here to state if any person feels/thinks they are not making enough money and deserve this extra pay to step aside. There are probably 600 more people ready, willing and able to take the positions and perform the duties required by law.
We can't talk about these subjects at the dining room table because of the indigestion which forms.
Our feelings are hurt, also, from some Council members showing their true colors in thinking we, the taxpayers, are ignorant.