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Future of Fishers campaign focuses on ballot questions

September 22, 2012

Fishers residents will have even more opportunities to learn about a referendum that could set a new form of government.

The town has put together a public information campaign, the “Future of Fishers,” which includes mailers and three more in-person meetings, Oct. 4, 10 and 24 at Fishers Town Hall.

The referendum is complicated because there are three possible outcomes, depending on how voters reply to each of two questions.

The first question will ask whether the town and unincorporated Fall Creek Township should reorganize as one political subdivision. The second asks whether the town should change into a city.

Under one scenario, the town would become a “reorganized,” or modern city, in which the council would elect a figurehead mayor and continue to leave day-to-day operations to a chief administrator. Fishers could also become a regular second-class city, led by an elected mayor. Finally, Fishers could remain a town of about 70,000 people.•
 

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