Indianapolis - The board that runs the city's sports venues faces a $47 million shortfall. The CIB has made nearly $9 million in budget cuts, but it's also paying some of its leadership more than it did a year ago.All CIB employees received a 3% increase as of January 1, 2009.
According to information provided by executive director Barney Levengood, several key employees received raising totaling roughly $55,000 over the last 12
Special Service Manager Jen Ross' pay increased 9.3%; sports event coordinator Andy Arnold's 9.6%;Director of Operations Tom Boyles' 14.1% and Stadium Director Mike Fox's 35.6%.
Foxes pay was $94,507 in April of 2008. It's now $128,242.
Will this finally be the straw that breaks the camel's back and causes the Mayor to stand up and demand reform of the CIB? Or how about Republicans and Democrats on the council? Will any of them stand up criticize this CIB nonsense? Why is it Libertarian Ed Coleman, and Coleman alone, who is willing to exercise any leadership among the elected officials in this city and criticize the CIB and their giveaways of taxpayer money?
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