Tuesday, May 18, 2010
ICVA President Don Welsh's Tiresome Act
I am not sure how many people saw it, but Indianapolis Convention & Visitor Association President Don Welsh had a letter to the editor this morning arguing in favor of the $425 million dollar water/sewer utility deal, which will result in homeowners paying higher rates on their water and sewer bills to fund this "sale" of the utilities from one public entity to another public entity.
Has ICVA's Don Welsh ever opposed the taxpayers forking over more dollars? The man, with his benefit package, pulls in nearly a half million dollars a year. The ICVA is filled with employees making $130K to $200K plus. Yet, Welsh's answer to everything is Joe and Jill Sixpack kicking in more of their hard eared dollars to the public till or to ICVA's coffers because of the "great" work the organization does. Why just a few days ago, I reported how the ICVA claimed it turned every $1 spent on advertising into $289 in economic activity, an astonishing 28900% return on its investment.
I think the City needs to cut a deal with the Pacers. We will let the Pacers out of the Conseco Fieldhouse contract. In return, the team has to agree to take Don Welsh with them to whatever city the team moves to. Welsh's act has grown tiresome. Time to move on and gouge some other poor city.