first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE that City Council At-Large member Dr. Dan Adams (D) and 4th Ward Council member Connie Robinson will be presenting a city ordinance creating additional regulations for noise control within the city limits at the March 12, 2018, City Council meeting? …at first glance, this proposed City ordinance seems not only to be overreaching but unnecessary?  … we wonder who encouraged the sponsor’s to draw this proposed ordinance up in the first place? …this proposed ordinance addresses “Decibels” in detail by stating that the magnitude of the change in the sound intensity or sound pressure level is twenty times the logarithm of their ratio.  …the sponsors also want the term “decibel” to be consistent with the definition and use by the American National Standards Institute?IS IT TRUE, to be honest, City Council would be better served if they would spend their time in looking for ways to aggressively fight crime and our out of control drugs problems in Evansville?  …or discussing ways to find creative and affordable ways to reduce the out of control city employee health care costs?IS IT TRUE maybe City Council would be more productive if they would look for ways to stop political pork barrel projects or political patronage hiring practices in city government?IS IT TRUE it wouldn’t hurt if City Council would focus on correcting the major pothole problems currently looming over the City of Evansville or ways to correct the poor maintenance problems at our city parks?  … or maybe City Council time would be better spent if they would look for ways to make our Zoo more profitable?IS IT TRUE we predict when the sponsors of this proposed noise ordinance present their proposal to the full council we shall see a lively debate among council members?  …we also expect this proposed ordinance will be vigorously opposed by the people in the food and entertainment business? …it looks like someone in local government is about ready to open a can of political worms?IS IT TRUE we certainly didn’t expect members of Council to style a city ordinance addressing “Decibels” during the economically challenging times like these?IS IT TRUE that the first day of games in both the men’s and women’s OVC basketball tournament at Ford Center is in the history books and the attendance was lackluster?…in the men’s opening bracket with two games played a whopping 654 people showed up to watch?…if they count players, coaches, cheerleaders, and arena workers, the paid attendance numbers would barely be high enough to say that the players families actually showed up to watch?…in the girls session where local favorite Murray State lost to Belmont, even fewer people showed up to watch?…only 587 people officially attended the first girls session that included two games?…being a hometown favorite with a decent alumni base didn’t help a bit?…if the attendance doesn’t greatly improve by the weekend this may be the first and last time for this tournament to be held in Evansville if attendance is a primary goal of the sponsors of this event?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that City Council has more pressing issues than worrying about amending the current noise ordinance?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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