FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE we are told that the Vanderburgh County Library Board only keeps a summary report of their official meetings? …this Board receives their funding from the City and County taxpayers? …the taxpayers of Vanderburgh County expect that this Board to be transparent when it comes to providing accurate and detailed minutes concerning the important decisions made by this publicly funded Board?IS IT TRUE that the Vanderburgh County Council meets next week? …that the subject of appointing a new board member to the Vanderburgh County Library Board is on the agenda? …that a member of this board’s term ends this month? …we have been told that the Vanderburgh County Council will not reappoint this Library Board member?IS IT TRUE we are told that the potential Democrat candidate for Mayor of Evansville is a well-educated millennial with John F Kennedy good looks, great personality with some impressive professional achievements? …it could be possible that someone is trying to trick the CCO but Mole #3 tells us that there really is a person fitting this description who is pondering a run for the Mayor of Evansville?IS IT TRUE we are told that in the event a challenger from the Democrat Party does come forward to oppose Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke there are hints that his opponent may allege that there are a couple of campaign contributions that has the smell of payola on them?IS IT TRUE it is widely known that Mayor Winnecke is starting out with a $600,000 political war chest but what is not widely known is where the money is coming from?…in the most recent financial disclosure form there are 37 people or companies that made contributions of over $5,000 to the Friends of Winnecke fund and 30 of those generous fatcats were from other locations?…that means that only seven (7) local wealthy folks stroked the Mayor a check for $5,000 or more?…of those 30 out of town generous fatcats, many of them were listed as engineers or engineering companies?…engineering in the sense of political contributions almost always means construction contracts for civil engineering work?IS IT TRUE that building projects that have been paid with public money it is a time-dishonored tradition for some of that money to go back to the politician’s re-election campaign coffers who made the contracts happen?IS IT TRUE attached below is the link of Mayor Winnecke’s 74-page political campaign finance report for 2018? …we urge you to take your time to read and analyze this extremely interesting report? Mayor Winnecke’s campaign finance report. IS IT TRUE that Scott Massey, a Purdue University graduate and founder of Heliponix, a company that makes an appliance that fits under a kitchen counter and grows produce year-round, is hoping to change that by bringing sustainable agriculture methods in Cameroon? …that Scott Massey has been selected for a second Mandela Washington Fellowship to lead educational workshops at Cameroonian universities this month? …that Approximately 200 million hectares of suitable land remain unfarmed across Africa, causing many observers to wonder how African nations can unlock their full agricultural potential? …we hope that Scott Massey will lead the way in achieving this lofty goal for Cameroon?