Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard traveled out of state using public money nearly every month this year. His trips aren't lavish, but he was gone on city business a total of 79 days, raising questions about both the hard and soft costs.
Marion County is suffering from a severe shortage of affordable housing and the inventory is not expected to increase anytime soon. The most popular financing option to help build affordable housing projects is so limited that only a small fraction of the developments get built.
If homes don't have a high enough price tag, a municipality could end up losing money. That’s because, under the state’s property tax caps, lower assessed values might not generate enough tax to cover the cost of city services.
Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard on Monday said he'd rather stay in his current job than run for the 5th Congressional District. The Republican ballot opened up earlier this month, and Brainard told IBJ he was considering it.
Westfield has issued a request for proposals for a restaurant and catering business to lease space in its new indoor soccer facility—even though the city named Jonathan Byrd’s as its partner two years ago and doesn’t expect to select another company.