Though some new billboards in South Bend seek to accentuate the negative, the South Gateway Business Association decided to post them.
One billboard states that fewer than 50% of South Bend high school students graduate, and suggests “it’s time for a change.”
Another billboard states that South Bend has the second highest violent crime rate in Indiana. Again, the statement “it’s time for a change” follows.
The president of South Gateway Business Association told Newscenter 16 that all the group wants to do is speed up progress. Curt Wooley said the group does not care about the political affiliation of those running the show, it just wants the show to be run.