Independent Green lambasts Fischer, Heiner

Independent Louisville mayoral candidate and public transportation advocate Jackie Green has released a concise yet scathing attack on his opponents via an email blast sent out earlier today. In it, Green offered harsh criticism of both Republican Metro Councilman Hal Heiner, R-19, and Democrat Greg Fischer.

NOTE: This is not an endorsement of Hal Heiner.
- Hal is willing to let the next greenfield development still on the developer’s drawing board diminish private investment, public infrastructure & metro services for all existing neighborhoods.
- Hal thinks we have the money to build some unknown variation on the Ohio River Bridges Project (ORBP) and to build a world class transportation system.
- Hal will not challenge our local economy’s dependency on Kentucky Coal.

Greg Fischer…..
talks about hiring local talent but hires a campaign manager from Rhode Island.
talks about supporting local business but had his website developed by a Washington D.C. firm.
thinks it is not the mayor’s place to comment on the school assignment plan.
thinks we support the local food economy while destroying local farms.
thinks straight talk is going negative.
thinks discussing controversial issues is divisive.
talks about “jobs, jobs, jobs” yet will not challenge our economy’s dependency on Kentucky Coal.
talks about building teams but has never been to a Metro Council meeting.
accuses Hal Heiner of being an ‘insider’.
is willing to let the next greenfield development still on the developer’s drawing board diminish private investment, public infrastructure & metro services for all existing neighborhoods.
thinks we have the money to build some unknown variation on the Ohio River Bridges Project (ORBP) and to build a world class transportation system.
didn’t think we needed to “burn mental calories” pondering the financing of the ORBP.

Green, largely outspent by his peers in the increasingly expensive mayor’s race, is trailing well behind in the polls. For what it’s worth, a recent Courier-Journal/WHAS11 Bluegrass Poll shows Green receiving suppoort from just 3 percent of likely voters, with Fischer and Heiner polling at 48 and 42 percent, respectively.

In other Green campaign news, the independent candidate recently informed LEO Weekly that he talked with luminaries from Yum! Brands to discuss the fast-food conglomorate’s role in shaping the diet of Jefferson County’s citizens. Green has expressed criticism of Yum’s penchant for offloading its disposable containers unto the city and for the wasteful aspects of their drive-thru windows.

Although he didn’t elaborate much on what, exactly, was discussed, he said the Yum folks, “took it sitting down.”

Too bad nobody lets this guy into a building whenever there’s a debate going on…

(H/t  WFPL’s The Edit and The ‘Ville Voice)