Our SoIn RDA wants YOUR input on what it already has decided, but only if you happen to be in Salem this Friday at noon.

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Oh, dear. I’m going to be lubricating my pitchfork, right?

Regional RDA Seeks Public Opinion to Reimagine Community Development Plan on April 5.

NEW ALBANY, IND (March 28, 2019) The Our Southern Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) is seeking advice from the public on the revision of a 2015 regional development plan on Friday, April 5th, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Washington County Courthouse, 99 Public Square, in Salem, Indiana. Anyone living or working in Clark, Floyd, Jefferson, Scott or Washington counties is welcome to attend.

Scroll down for the complete press release. Apparently this invitation was disseminated on March 28. A reader at Fb nails it.

“Nice. Everyone can run out to Salem on their lunch hour to put stickers on posters.”

Wait …

“I’ve had lunch on the fifth full for weeks. So has anyone with a 9-5 or otherwise super busy. Assholes.”

Why, yes.

It seems that all Their Our Southern Indiana’s 2019 meetings take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday mornings. That’s a wonderful time for working taxpayers to observe backroom politics in action.

What is this new OSI acronym all about, anyway? It’s a place for oligarchs to …

IMAGINE EMPOWER ILLUMINATE … Welcome to the Our Southern Indiana Regional Development Authority

Ministered, administered. Input, shinput. As another reader pointed out, the public “input” meeting on Friday is intended for the public to indicate a preference as to which pre-determined idea is least offensive.

The Our SoIN RDA is administered by One Southern Indiana, the chamber of commerce and state recognized local development organization for Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana.

That’s how 1Si rolls, so why exactly do we tolerate them, anyway? Of course, what do I know? I’m just a humanities major.

Regional RDA Seeks Public Opinion to Reimagine Community Development Plan on April 5.


NEW ALBANY, IND (March 28, 2019) The Our Southern Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) is seeking advice from the public on the revision of a 2015 regional development plan on Friday, April 5th, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Washington County Courthouse, 99 Public Square, in Salem, Indiana. Anyone living or working in Clark, Floyd, Jefferson, Scott or Washington counties is welcome to attend.


After fifteen months, the RDA Board of Directors has completed the ground work and is ready to look at adapting the plan to the changed circumstances. For example, the original plan, which was completed in 2016 in response to the State of Indiana’s Regional Cities Initiative, included Harrison County. However, the Harrison County Council voted not to participate and has since been replaced by Jefferson County in the five-county Southern Indiana RDA. In addition, many location and regional municipalities within the RDA footprint have adopted community development plans which will need to be considered when updating the proposal.


The input session will be an open house featuring several stations where members of the public may learn more about the planning process, share ideas and discuss interests. Members of the planning team and the RDA board of directors will also be available to answer any questions.


The Indiana Economic Development Corporation granted the Our Southern Indiana RDA $150,000 in October of 2018 for this express purpose of updating the former plan. The goal of the Our Southern Indiana Regional Economic Development Plan is to chart a course, which if followed, will draw public and private investment and quality-of-life improvements to the Southern Indiana region.


In addition to setting goals for future projects, the plan will assess the regional assets and challenges and identify funding opportunities for the region and each county, as well as outline each county’s role in achieving regional goals. The end product will provide the RDA with a work plan that will become a sustainable guiding for the region for the next 15 years.


For more information 


Open house details are as follows:


Our Southern Indiana Regional Economic Development Plan Open House
• Friday, April 5, 2019
• Noon to 1:30 p.m.
• Washington County Courthouse, 99 Public Square
Salem, Indiana 47167

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