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Town of Fishers to become city with elected mayor

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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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  • Money
    The Town spent about $30,000 in taxpayer money and the Reorg group somewhere around $45,000. The City Yes around $6-8000. So they had a 10 to 1 spending ratio. But the truth won the vote.
  • Keep the cronies OUT
    The challange now will be keeping faultess, easily, crane and the other "insiders" and cronies from getting hold of the reigns of the fishers republicans. Purvis and weingarten dont stand a chance of getting elected mayor as demos and people know they are. Interesting to see who steps up.
  • Right Idea?
    I think the idea of the "hybrid" city had some merit. But the approach of how it was on the ballot simply made it seem like . . . "dirty pool". Ballots need to be plain and simple. If they're not, the assumption is that something underhanded is being attempted.
  • Faultless
    Isn't Faultless a slip and fall attorney? Even "politician" is a more reputable vocation.
  • FAULTLESS
    So how much money did the Town Council spend in trying to deny its citizens their right to city status, and their right to vote for a mayor? All the lawyers, p.r. firms, misinformation campaign, etc. couldn't get Scott Faultless crowned King. Nice try though.

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