The needler in the haystack.
Monday, March 14, 2011
The WBLS affair is back in the air -- again -- with recent posts by Bernice (see here) and Olddoc (see here).
My gridge? Tippy-toeing around the question of the source of the $15,000 'donation' that Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs says was made toward the $20,000 expense of having WBLS broadcast last summer's town hall meeting.
Word in the street for months has been that the 'donor' was Investor's Savings Bank, which happens to be one of the city's depositories (and which increased its deposits when other banks backed out of holding municipal deposits).
Time for Mayor Robinson-Briggs to own up. Was it Investor's Savings Bank? And if not, who was it?
And if it was, why try to keep it from the public's knowledge?
Surely, the state has banking regulations that do not allow banks to make 'anonymous' contributions?
Just where did that $15,000 come from, and what was the reason the donor gave it, if they didn't think it was for the WBLS broadcast.
Let's let some sunshine in here, since it's Sunshine Week.