Street (Team Hammond 2013)
Hammond leads off with Mark Kalwinski, 1st District Council Hammond. "I believe the trust of the public is going to be acquired through this process, not only in the city of Hammond, but also downstate," Kalwinski said.
A letter from City Controller Bobby Lendi, requesting additional controls be placed on the money prompted the resolution. Lendi was batting second.
Mayor MC Dermott Jr. batting third quoted. "State lawmakers are looking at all gaming communities with interest this Indiana General Assembly session." Mayor McDermott spoke to Hammond City Members to pass resolution for tighter controls on casino gaming money allotment to the Councilmatic Districts. The Mayor quoted again. "I think this makes the Hammond City Council look responsible." Then he said. "I think it makes the city look responsible." He went on to say. "We want the public to be assured that when the gaming money is being used by District Council Members that it's being used properly."
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How about Council Opinker in the 6th District in Hammond who spent $32,000 dollars on dumpster rentals? This was November 8, 2011 Hammond City General Election. Councilman Opinker was up for re-election. Opinker even had banners placed around the dumpsters with his name on them. Hey, now!
He used the same yellow and black colors on the banners that he used on his campaign signs. It's a subliminal message using gaming monies. Election-eering mister!!! "Ain't no straw in my hair."