Fishers and Hamilton County and Regional News and Government & Economic Development and Government

Town of Fishers to become city with elected mayor

November 6, 2012

The state's largest town will become a city.

Voters in the fast-growing suburb north of Indianapolis approved a ballot measure Tuesday that will turn the town of 80,000 residents into a second class city with an elected mayor.

With almost all the vote counted, about 55 percent of the votes favored turning the Fishers into a city with six district councilors, three at-large councilors and an elected mayor.

Voters voted down a ballot measure to make the town a "reorganized" city in combination with Fall Creek Township. The hybrid model would have featured nine at-large council members who would pick a mayor and hire a city manager.

Nearly 62 percent of voters rejected the hybrid-city option.

Voters were able to navigate through a confusing ballot to determine the town's future.
 

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