By my count, Indianapolis spent somewhere around $300 million last night across a bunch of different things. Or about 30% of the backlog we have in infrastructure projects to do. We spent it on basketball and an app.
And in even other news: Indianapolis taxpayers are now on the hook for $25 million on top of another $270 million for the Pacers’ new stadium. bit.ly/2XV7iXD
In other news last night, the Council made another TIF District. This is your regular reminder that TIFs, a mechanism for raising tax revenue, are so terrible even California made them illegal 40 years ago. bit.ly/2XIAmGN
Government-owned or contracted apps are the worst. This from the people who brought you the RequestIndy app that’s been languishing since, what, 2009? Government doesn’t move fast enough to sustain, understand, or give these things the attention they deserve. twitter.com/indystar…
This trend of every video on the Internet needing bubbly text + pretty people with some goofy/shocked look on their face + fluorescent background colors needs to end.
An entrepreneur, writer, educator, and social organizer, Justin started a successful web development business before he was old enough to drive. By 22 he was running his own website development and digital consulting company, SuperPixel.