According to the Indy.gov website, Mayor Greg Ballard and Citizens Energy Group CEO Carey Lykins will hold a joint news conference at 9 a.m. tomorrow (10 March)in the Mayor’s Conference Room on the 25th floor of the City-County Building in downtown Indianapolis.
Then, at 11 a.m., Michael Huber (director of Enterprise Development), David Sherman (director of the Department of Public Works) and Matthew Klein (executive director of the Department of Waterworks) -- but not the mayor -- will tell the public what they've decided (without public input, of course) about the City of Indianapolis' water and wastewater utilities. This event will be in the Riley Room of the Central branch of the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, 40 East St. Clair Street, Indianapolis.
Way to go, guys. This Indianapolis Observer loves how "transparent" the Ballard administration is when dealing with city matters -- not!
UPDATE (11 March 2010):
Indy's Painfully Objective Political Analysis blog has great commentary on this shameful episode in city government: Ballard "says we need to get our utilities out of the hands of 'politicians' so no office holder can be blamed at election time for implementing necessary rate hikes." Oh, lordy. Help our mayor keep from justifying "necessary" actions! (Has anybody told him a mayor is supposed to, ummmm, lead?)