We just discovered that Blue Ash taxpayers also subsidize the German delegation's visit to Blue Ash! Read this Enquirer excerpt:
The 16 Ilmenau residents visited Blue Ash from Sept. 27 to Oct. 4. This is the 12th year of the Blue Ash and Ilmenau’s partnership. The city of Blue Ash covers the cost of lodging, food and local transportation for the Ilmenau visitors. The city spent about $33,000 on the visit, public relations coordinator Emily Shaffer said in an email.
We can see why former Blue Ash Councilman Walt Reuszer calls this program a "success". We estimate Wheezer Reuszer's age to be 90 - in other words, the average Rick Bryan supporter.
It gets even better. Make sure you read this important paragraph from Blue Ash's 9/27/14 letter to the German delegation:
That's right, in addition to everything else, Blue Ash taxpayers are also paying for the alcohol consumption of their German visitors! We wonder how many German alcoholics were on this trip.
There is no question that this is a very successful program. However, our enemy Jonathan Dever suggested in April that he would not spend taxpayer funds this way, and for that he must be punished. We call on Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan, Jack Buckman, Walt Reuszer, and others to send a message to Dever that tax dollars deserve to be spent providing hotels, food, transportation, AND FREE ALCOHOL to Sister City German visitors.
Vote YES for free alcohol and Council's taxpayer-funded vacations, and NO on Jonathan Dever.