first_imgIS IT TRUE that former City-County Observer editor and occasional contributor Joe Wallace has accepted an appointment to the Technology Advisory Board of the California Utility Commissions EPIC program?…the EPIC program was established for the purpose of investing in promising technologies to further the use of renewable energy, to strengthen the electrical grid, and to assure that the California power grid is both reliable and sustainable?…the EPIC program invests roughly $130 million per year and has many applicants from all over the world competing for support for projects?… Wallace was invited because of his success in establishing the Innovation Hub or Renewable Energy in Palm Springs and for a lifetime of recognition as an engineering professional in the fields of energy, computer memories, laser-based metrology, and entrepreneurship associated with those technologies?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Would you purchase a Sunday printed edition of the City-County Observer for one buck?We are pleased to provide obituaries from area funeral homes at no cost.  We are also pleased to announce that we are now providing news from all the area High Schools.  Please scroll down the paper and you shall see a listing of them.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers We 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 the City-County Observer has recently been approached by a group of financially successful business investors asking us to consider publishing a printed Sunday newspaper on their behalf for the Evansville/Vanderburgh County area?  …we told them we will give them an answer on January 15, 2020?IS IT TRUE we have been conducting a non-scientific but trendy “READERS POLL” concerning printing a Sunday newspaper over the last 10 days?  …we are blown away with the number of votes this poll has attracted? …please take the time and cast your vote in this poll? …that our “Readers Poll” is non-scientific but trendy?IS IT TRUE that former two (2) term Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel has finally decided what he wants to do with his life?  …Mr. Weinzapfel after joining the local law firm Jones and Wallace only a few weeks ago has decided to apply for a job that will require a vote of the entire State of Indiana?…the apple of Weinzapfel’s eye these days is to run for the elected office of Attorney General of Indiana?…it is fair to ask just exactly what Weinzapfel has done as a practicing attorney to put in enough hours to be qualified to do the most important legal job in Indiana?IS IT TRUE we predict that former two-term Mayor of Evansville  Jonathan Weinzapfel will be selected as the Democratic nominee for the State of Indiana AG job?  …we also predict that Mr. Weinzapfel should be ready to defend every aspect of his personal, professional and political life in the general election?  …we highly recommend that he better not forget that Indiana is a solid “RED” state?IS IT TRUE according to an article written by John Martin of the Courier and Press that applications for the Executive Director CVB job came from local residents and from people outside the area?  …we still highly recommend that the CVB search committee give preference to someone with local connections?IS IT TRUE that John Martin of the Evansville Courier And Press also reported that John Chaszar, President of the CVB Board and Chairman of the search committee also announced that he will ask the Mayor, not to reappointed him n 2020 but will remain, Chairman of the search process, until it is completed?  …that a City Of Evansville ordinance states that one member of the CVB Board of Directors must be an employee of Tropicana -Evansville?IS IT TRUE we have been told that current attorney for the Evansville City Council will retain his position by an impressive 6-3 margin? …could this be a good indication that legal skills are more important than a political party affiliation?IS IT TRUE we been told that the newly elected At-Large City Councilperson Kaitlin Moore Morley (D) has really upset many local Democratic party loyalists for playing both sides of the City Council Attorney issue?  …we are told that the opportunity of her being considered for a higher office within the Vanderburgh County Democratic Party in the future is slim?IS IT TRUE according to the Courier and Press political writer Thomas Langhorne that Mayor Winnecke’s wife, Carol McClintock stated that she will now support Cheryl Musgrave in the upcoming Vanderburgh County Commission race?  …this is a big boost to County Coummioners Musgrave re-elect campaign?IS IT TRUE we are told that a well-known businesswoman was seriously considering running for Vanderburgh County Commission seat that is currently held by Cheryl Musgrave?  …we are now told that she has wisely decided not to take on County Commissioner Musgrave but is now looking at running for a Vanderburgh County Council seat?IS IT TRUE that inflated egos, know-it-all attitudes, self-serving demeanors, inflated opinions about one’s leadership skills can create a dysfunctional Evansville City Council?IS IT TRUE that it’s obvious if the Vanderburgh County Council members don’t make a decision to expand the jail they will forever be known as being  “SOFT ON CRIME”? 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