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July 4, 2013

PUBLIC FORUM: Letters for Thursday, July 4, 2013

Some answers soughtfrom opposition

I was not able to attend the mis-information meeting scheduled by the Gang of Four at McHale Auditorium this past week, but I have a question that maybe one of the four can answer for me.

Somebody in the audience asked what the city of Logansport had gotten for the $1.5 million spent already. One of the “expert” panelists answered that apparently Logansport had not gotten anything, that the consultants must have not done any research for the money. At one time or another, all three of the experts said what was being proposed was “impossible” and that none of the mayor, city council or the LMU superintendent had provided any information on the emissions from the proposed new plant. Well, there you go.

My question is, “how much was paid to bring the three “experts” from 1) a San Francisco-based green earth organization, 2) a Philadelphia-based Energy Justice (?) organization and Morton Marcus a retired director of “business research,” who is well-known for his totally unbiased articles in the Pharos-Tribune.

Not only how much was paid to these three, but who paid them? One topic discussed during the meeting was transparency. Where is the transparency from the Gang of Four? I would also surmise that the reason Mr. Angel and Mr. Ewall weren’t aware of any emission testing and results, was because those weren’t printed in their home area newspapers like they were in the Pharos-Tribune. And the Gang of Four apparently didn’t want to provide any info to the experts that would be contrary to their cause.

My last point will be this. Is anybody foolish enough to really think that Mayor Franklin and those presently on the City Council want to leave a legacy of having made the biggest mistake in Logansport’s 175-year history? Does anybody really believe they want to prevent Logansport from having a successful future? Only those who have been against everything that the mayor and City Council have done since the day they were elected are foolish enough to believe the Gang of Four have the best interest of Logansport in mind.

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