Monday, March 20, 2006

Does anyone hear that sucking noise???


It looks like any money that could be save through our Buddy Bart's merger plan with the police department might be sucked right out the door. In the Star today, it appears that an apparent $1.3 million in savings might actually be a $4 million loss.

This loss, along with the $2.4 to $2.5 million they are going to spend on new uniforms cut the projected savings of $9 million down to size. Did anyone really think that this merger was going to save anyone any money?

What I don't understand is simply why we need to buy new uniforms for every officers on the street. Those new black uniforms look just like the blue ones IPD wears. Why not just give a new uniform to the 400 or so Deputies and save all of that money?

5 Comments:

At 9:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The police voted to switch to black uniforms, and the Mayor heeded that vote. I'm sure that Mayor Peterson would prefer to only buy the Deputies Blue uniforms, but he is heeding the wishes of the law-enforcement personel.

 
At 10:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I grew up near Louisville, Kentucky. During the late 1960s Republicans ran Louisville and Jefferson County. The city prospered under GOP leadership. There was a reniassance during those years that came to an abrupt halt as soon as the democrats returned. I see a parallel between Louisville and Indy, and it is not good.

 
At 10:24 AM, Anonymous Jake said...

2.4 million dollars on uniforms! You have got to be freaking kidding me. Two months ago we were going to have to lay off 200 cops. Now we have 2.4 million to spend on uniforms and we can plant trees.

 
At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor hasn't "heeded" anything in his life. He shoves everything he does down our throats. He is just letting everyone else make the decisions and then when all the savings are out the window, he will blame them. The plan he had could never have saved money and he knows it. He planned on every officer not taking Social security. That is ridiculous!

 
At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the smell of Marion County Republican desperation in the afternoon.

In the morning I enjoy looking over the one-party landscape that will be Marion County after November 2006.

 

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