This Indianapolis Observer is watching with keen interest the devolution of the Capital Improvements Board (CIB). Once a powerful out-of-sight operator, it's become a caricature of good governance.
If the Hulman family can run the Indianapolis Motor Speedway without influxes of capital from Indy, what's wrong with the Simons (and the Pacers) and the Irsays (and the Colts). If the Indy 500 doesn't need subsidies from Indianapolis, why do basketball and football?
If the "fans" don't support the Pacers and the Colts, why should the city? Enough with the corporate welfare already. Fund culture and the arts, not professional sports!