Monday, December 2, 2013

Watching Indy Downtown Spin

Indianapolis Downtown Inc. is frantically trying to recast Friday's shameful shutdown of cocoa and cookie sales by the youth group of Christ Church Cathedral into an "oops" moment.

As they have for years, the kids were raising funds through sales of goodies to those attending the lighting of the Monument on on the Circle.

Note that the church predates the monument by decades, and that the "clean zone" sales restrictions were "forced" on Indy by the 2012 Super Bowl.

IDI called on city Code Enforcement to shut down the kids' fundraiser, which was conducted in front of their Monument Circle church.

There's no way this will reflect positively on the IDI "thugs", even as they pledge to "make up" the lost sales revenue.

(See also And a Merry Christmas to You and Ogden on Politics. WTHR-13 also had a segment with a very embarrassed Bob Schultz of IDI trying to "explain" what happened.)

In yet another instance of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing, IDI announces "Velocity" today (3 December), a downtown development update, which includes "Encourage guerrilla-style street events that surprise people and use public spaces."

Except, evidently, when IDI calls out Indy Code Enforcement to shut down street events that use public spaces.

Such hypocrisy!

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