Friday, May 11, 2012

This Week's Fundy Goes to Steve Talley - Chairman of theTIF Study Commission

I've been debating how to handle the excellence in public access that is the TIF Study Commission, and I've decided to carve out individual awards as each person is serving a different aspect of public involvement and access.

So, this week's Fundamental Friday Fundy Award is going to Steve Talley, who is the Chairman of the Commission.  He is certainly doing a great job of keeping the meeting flowing, but more importantly, it is Councillor Talley who has managed to maintain an inviting ambiance to public comment time.  Outside of the first meeting, where the length of the meeting took us all by surprise, Talley has not limited the time for comments, either in total or individually.  Now, as we enter the phase of discussion to create policy, he is opening the floor several times for input from those not on the dais.

I've seen my share of public comment periods, and the way Steve Talley is running these ones lowers the threshold for those who might be unaccustomed to speaking their minds in public settings.  He is always attentive, welcoming, and sincerely appreciative of the input of the folks who do comment.

3 comments:

guy77money said...

One of the good guys in Indianapolis! I am glad he is back on the council!

Had Enough Indy? said...

Me too!

Anonymous said...

The same Steve Talley that lied to the other CCC members faces on the Meadows project? The same Steve Talley that wants his BFF to have the contract on the grocery store? You might want to doy our homework before your start anointing Talley as the next savior of Indy.

Im surprised that you didn't dig into this deal further.Its a dirty deal, except if your Bill Crawfrod..but we all know you wont go there will you...