Adding to this …
Proposed city council resolution urges public support for the New Albany-Floyd County School referendum.
… our friend Bluegill adds a succinct and necessary postscript:
To former Mayor Doug England’s credit, he publicly lobbied the school board to not close the schools we already had as a first step in this ill conceived, unsustainable suburbanization plan. In Jeffersonville, Mayor Mike Moore represented the public, asking pertinent questions of the school administration. When they went unanswered, he joined the resistance, as did Jeffersonville Main Street. Gahan, and potentially the council next, just mouth the platitudes and roll on. If Gahan and the council were so damned concerned about school funding mechanisms, they wouldn’t pass out unchecked property tax abatements and TIF development deals like candy. “Let’s not collect the money but let’s spend it anyway.” That’s not sustainable, either.