This just saves the CIB the embarrassment of begging for more tax revenue at the same time they are flush enough to hand millions more of public money to the Simons. If they can afford an extra $10 million right now, then they should pay up on the PILOT and turn down any tax increases. Enough is enough.Indianapolis City-County Council President Maggie A. LewisMedia Response about CIB Vote to Extend Pacers AgreementDecember 12, 2012
"Extending the Pacers agreement at this time allows us the opportunity to focus on the pressing issues at hand which is city governance. Issues such as public safety are a priority for us right now. Approving the agreement with the Pacers moves this off of our list and allows us to place all of our emphasis on matters that are pressing to our constituencies and will keep moving Indianapolis forward."