Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel that City Council Finance Chairman Dan McGinn needs to sit the record straight concerning the true financial status of the City?We urge you to take time and click the section we have reserved for the daily recaps of the activities of our local Law Enforcement professionals. This section is located on the upper right side of our publication.If you would like to advertise or submit and article in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail IS IT TRUE that today we shall examine the claim of “explosive growth” comment made by Mayor Winnecke in last weeks State of the City address ? …we believe after reading the information posted below you will agree that the City of Evansville is indeed experiencing “explosive growth” in the deficient spending area?IS IT TRUE that an analysis of the General Fund of the City of Evansville as of December 31, 2016 has some interesting conclusions?…according to the Annual Financial Statement as published by the Winnecke Administration the beginning General Fund balance of the City of Evansville, on January 1, 2017, had a balance had $1.1 million dollars?…It must be noted that Mayor Winnecke got an advance payment of $12.5 million dollars from the Riverboat money account and deposited it into the City’s General Fund account?IS IT TRUE If the $12.5 million dollars advancement were properly re-deposited back into the Riverboat accounts, the General Fund would be NEGATIVE by $11.4 million dollars?IS IT TRUE when the gambling issue was voted on and approved by the voters of Evansville they were told that the Riverboat money will not be used for employee Healthcare Insurance payments or city employees salaries? …they were told that the money from the Riverboat Fund would be used to help to fund capital equipment requests of city departments?IS IT TRUE the Winnecke Administration went even further to the manipulation of the General Fund when they went to the City of Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Department and asked for and received an advancement of funds due to City in 2017 in the amount of $3.4 million dollars?…considering this additional $3.4 million the City of Evansville General Fund would have a $14.5 million shortage?IS IT TRUE It gets better because the Winnecke Administration also failed to properly fund the City Employee Hospitalization fund ($7.5 million dollars) for past due medical bills? …if the amount of $7.5 million dollars were property transferred from the General Fund to the Hospitalization Fund the General Fund would be negative by an additional amount of $7.5 million for a grand total of $22 million dollars negative in the City budget?IS IT TRUE its alleged that the Winnecke Administration had additional unpaid City Employee Healthcare bills as of January 1, 2017 in the amount of $8.1 million dollars associated with the General Fund accounts? … if the City had properly paid those unpaid invoices, the General Fund would be negative by an additional $7.1 million or a total of $30.1 million dollars?IS IT TRUE its been alleged by creditable sources that over 150 city employees were sued by healthcare providers because the city didn’t pay their medical bills in a timely manner?IS IT TRUE if you consider the invoices not paid at the beginning of this year which were around $7.1 million dollars consequently it should be no surprise that #strongcity is also a #brokecity and is truly a city in financial distress?…the downtown only people however continue to blind themselves into the delusion of “explosive economic growth”? IS IT TRUE we wonder how the City of Evansville will find the additional tax money to repay the advancements they gave themselves to pay for past unpaid bills? …we can’t wait to hear how City Council Finance Chairman Dan McGinn will answer this question? IS IT TRUE that Evansville was out under a flood advisory on Sunday due to the expectation of a deluge of rain in the forecast?…that we have all come to know what it means for the south and southeast sides of Evansville when it rains more than one inch an hour?…that is the condition for having raw sewage back up in the streets in that part of town followed by stink and mosquitos for a while afterward?…now that is one place where Evansville does seem to have “explosive growth”?…there has been an explosion of disease and filth because the powers that be over the last 50 years have failed to satisfy the requirement of the EPA to make the now Billion Dollars of improvements to prevent spreading raw sewage when it rains over an inch an hour?…there are those in the Tri-State who use the word “hockey” as a polite substitute for raw sewage?…we assume that former Mayor Weinzapfel and his Ford Center minions must have thought a “hockey rink” was similar to a retention basin and that Ford Center would help with the sewer discharge problem?