Before the Public Works Committee approved the measure last week on a 5-3 party-line vote, it adopted an amendment, submitted by Democrat Zach Adamson, that would transfer $6 million from RebuildIndy into a new police recruiting fund.While the column also reports that Democratic councilor Vernon Brown introduced a measure to tap RebuildIndy funds for law enforcement, it was Councilor Adamson who saw the political advantage of linking his proposal to the Mayor's highly unpopular $6 million expenditure from the RebuildIndy fund on a cricket field. The result is an easy demonstration of the Mayor's misplaced priorities and the subject material for a devastating 30 second commercial against him if he seeks re-election in 2015.
Councilor Zach Adamson
The full council will vote on the measure June 10.
“If we’ve got $6 million for cricket, then surely we can have $6 million to hire cops,” Adamson told us, referring to the city’s plans to spend RebuildIndy money on a world sports park on the Far Eastside. It will include fields for cricket and other international sports.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Democratic Councilor Makes Point About Misplaced Priorities: Passes Political Strategy 101 with A+ Grade
From the Indianapolis Star's Behind Closed Doors: