As the Indianapolis Star reported, Mayor Greg Ballard and his staff not only got egg on their collective face, they got the whole omelet.
This past week Hizoner issued a press release touting a Forbes survey showing "Indianapolis Among 40 Safest Cities." But like so many things that come from the Mayor's office, that wasn't quite accurate.
It seems the survey was of the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the United States and the Indianapolis/Carmel area ranked 36 out of 40 -- behind among other, Detroit, Atlanta, New York, Washington D.C, and Chicago. In fact the only 4 cities listed as less safe than Indianapolis are Nashville, Houston, Jacksonville and Miami. For the entire list, click HERE
Memo to the Mayor & staff: Read the report before you issue the press release