Tag Archives: Evansville

Voters Sheet for Nov 6

November 6  – Election Day – CORE2012 is recommending that you vote for candidates who expressly oppose city-county reorganization. Remember we sent out a survey asking the candidates if they supported (YES) or did not support (NO).  Some answered and

Rick Davis on Reorganization

Dear Vanderburgh County resident: On Nov. 6, 2012, local voters will be asked a very important question:  Whether or not to “reorganize” — meaning consolidate — our current City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County governments.  This question directly impacts me,

Functional Consolidations – Not Political Merger

So far, CORE has worked on disclosing data from city-county consolidations from around the U.S.  That data is overwhelming telling Evansville and Vanderburgh County that merger promotes higher taxes, government inefficiency, and has no effect on economic development.  In its

Economic…what???

Detailed academic research shows that reorganization causes no improvement in regional economic development results.   Consolidation is not an answer to economic growth. Why, then, is Evansville proposing it, under the promise of economic development?  Past studies provide likely answers, in

Less Power to the People

Supporters of consolidation have listed their “Top 10 Reasons Why Yes! Is Best.”  Their website does not permit discussion, so we’re resorting to it here. This is an ongoing series.  We’ve already looked at arguments related to costs,  government representation,

Mailer Grasping at Straws

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A recent Yes! on Reorganization mailer states the following “problem:” “Evansville’s population has declined each census since 1960 and stands a real risk of losing its spot as the state’s 3rd largest city.” It then proposes a “solution:” “Reorganization will

Strike Five

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Supporters of consolidation have listed their “Top 10 Reasons Why Yes! Is Best.”  Their website does not permit discussion, so we’re resorting to it here. By the way, this is an ongoing series.  We’ve already looked at their arguments related

Misleading Mailer

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A recent Yes! on Reorganization mailer states the following “problem:” “If we don’t act now to reorganize and unify in a smart way, planning will soon focus solely on annexation alternatives.” It then proposes a “solution:” “Unlike in annexation, reorganization

Kansas City Consolidation Propaganada

The former Mayor of Kansas City Kansas has painted a glowing picture of how prosperous her city has become since consolidation with Wyandotte County.  She is now, by invitation, busy touting the good fortunes that lie ahead if Evansville/Vanderburgh County

The Wrong Approach

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Supporters of consolidation have listed their “Top 10 Reasons Why Yes! Is Best.”  Their website does not permit discussion, so we’re resorting to it here. By the way, this is an ongoing series.  We’ve already discredited their arguments related to