Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Some More Disturbing News

After reading an article on WTHR I am even more baffled at the Mayor's Office. It appears as though the Mayor never requested any Federal funds for the 2005 year to help with public safety. That would explain why we were hurting for money. Additionally, it appears as though Mayor Bart has allowed our forces to go below the level allowed for the grants we received from 2000 to 2004 meaning we may have to pay back the $15 million we received.

Way to drop the ball once again on public safety.

The article reads:

Between 2000 and 2004 Indianapolis touted its take: more than $15 million to put 200 police officers on the street. But last year, it didn't see a dime.

"Any funds that would have been received by Indianapolis would be funds that they would have requested and in 2005 - that has not been the case," said Gilbert Moore, Department of Justice. Moore confirmed that there had been no requests for crime-fighting funds in 2005.

This may be a surprise to someone who has been out of the country for a while, but expected from anyone who has been following Bart the past 7 years.


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