first_imgIS IT TRUE Dan McGinn declared that “the city financial deficit is much bigger, and expenses are much higher than we thought”?  …we wonder why City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr wasn’t honest and forthcoming with the information that the City has major deficit issues for 2016?  …if a Controller of a major Corporation withheld this kind of information from his bosses he would have been fired?IS IT TRUE that Finance Chairman Dan McGinn recently stated, “So no one should be surprised. No one can call me a liar or a cheat or that I’m not transparent concerning 2017 budget issues to be discussed during Council meeting?  …we take Mr. McGinn’s word on this?  …its obvious that officials in the Winnecke Administration and a couple of Council members haven’t been transparent with the public about having advance knowledge of budget shortfalls for 2016?IS IT TRUE that District 1 County Commissioner candidate Sean Selby should be humbled that fellow conservative and former U.S. Congressman John Hostettler decided to come out into the political limelight to publicly endorse and work for his election to the Vanderburgh County Commission?FOOTNOTE:  Todays READERS POLL question is: Should City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr tell the public who is the consultant and what he is being paid to administer the Employees Health Care program?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City-County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. IT IS TRUE that the City-County Observer strongly supports the men and women of the Evansville Police and Fire Departments.  IT IS ALSO TRUE that they are doing an outstanding job of protecting the citizens of this community and we feel the city should provide them with a quality but affordable Health Care package!IS IT TRUE that City of Evansville Employee Health Care program is self-insured?  …Has the city hired a consultant to help administer this program?  …no one on City Council or in the Winnecke Administration knows who the consultant is but also how much he is being paid?IS IT TRUE that a few City of Evansville officials were warned by former Councilman and Finance Chairman John Friend CPA to be prepared to see many more million of dollars of overage in the 2016 City Employees Hospitalization Fund budget? …that Mayor Winnecke, City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr., Missy Mosby, Jonathan Weaver, Dan McGinn, Dr. Dan Adams, and Connie Robinson were all warned by former Councilman John Friend CPA that this financial shortfall monster was at their doorstep?IS IT TRUE if our elected officials make any more cuts to the Fire and Police Departments budgets we may have to depend on the “Penguin” to help protect us?IS IT TRUE that we have a financial crisis in the City of Evansville?  …as of June 30, 2016, the Hospitalization Fund was NEGATIVE for $7.5 million dollars?  … employees will use the Health Care system more during the later part of the year because of their deductibles being met?IS IT TRUE that one year ago City Councilman Dan McGinn stated that Council Finance Chairman John Friend, CPA  actions were just political when he recommend much-needed budget cuts?  …we wonder what Mr. Friend would say about Council Finance Chairman Dan McGinn’s attempt to cut the 2017 City budget?IS IT TRUE that in December of 2015 (without the approval of City Council) Mayor Winnecke quietly transferred $12.5 million from the Riverboat Fund revenue into the City of Evansville General Fund?IS IT TRUEif $12.5 million of Riverboat funds had not been transferred into the City of Evansville General Fund, the General Fund balance as of June 30, 2016 would have been OVER DRAFTED by $8.6 million?IS IT TRUEif City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr didn’t transfer $5 million dollars from the General Fund into the Hospitalization Fund during the second quarter of 2016 the Hospitalization Fund would be an additional $5 million dollars in the red?IS IT TRUE that former Councilman John Friend, CPA has publicly stated that the Winnecke Administration were over spending about $1 million dollars per month?  …we really hope that Mr. Friend is totally wrong about this issue? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharecenter_img by Taboola last_img