An $8 million DPW budget increase proposed Thursday would add street operators and a second shift of operations. Also on Thursday, the public works committee unanimously approved a proposal to appropriate $40 million in revenue bonds to fund road and bridge infrastructure.
The city sees redevelopment of a former middle school property as the linchpin in efforts to revitalize its downtown.
UPDATE: Hogsett’s $1.2B budget has raises for police, firefighters, but drops preschool for 3-year-olds
The state will take over funding pre-kindergarten programs for 4-year-olds, but the mayor’s office opted not to include preschool funding for younger children after philanthropic support for the program fell.
At issue is the Marion County Election Board’s decision to disqualify 1,115 signatures because the addresses listed by eligible voters on a petition did not match their official registered addresses.
Blue Indy has yet to see a money-making year, and the company’s top Indianapolis official says he can’t predict when that will happen.
The purchases are part of the group’s $15 million plan is to preserve or create 1,000 affordable housing units within walking distance of IndyGo routes over the next five years.
Mayor Joe Hogsett and the Department of Public Works on Thursday announced a plan to spend about $450,000 that has been collected by scooter companies since last year on so-called “neighborways” in Indianapolis.
Starting Jan. 1, Develop Indy will change the way it awards millions of dollars in tax abatements and training grants annually. Only businesses that pay workers at least $18 an hour, give them access to health care benefits and support other community programs will be eligible.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett—vying for re-election this fall against GOP challenger Jim Merritt—plans to launch his television advertising campaign this week with a commercial that sings the praises of a former Republican mayor.
Republican mayoral candidate state Sen. Jim Merritt on Thursday criticized Mayor Joe Hogsett’s plan to spend about $580,000 on programs to combat food insecurity in Indianapolis and said it “will likely make the problem worse.”
In a quest to create permanently affordable housing, about 25 Indianapolis community groups and development corporations have formed the Community Land Trust Coalition.
Banking is more expensive for the people who most need it to be affordable, a reality that experts say plays a significant role in preventing many Hoosiers from snapping the cycle of poverty.
Jim Merritt on Thursday proposed his own initiatives to tackle the issue of food insecurity in Indianapolis, and he criticized those recently made by Mayor Joe Hogsett as “Band-Aid” solutions.
Thanks in part to that diversification, Wabash National in 2018 racked up revenue of $2.3 billion, the highest in the company’s history.
Indiana Grown will be staging its third Monumental Marketplace on June 28 on Monument Circle.
According to the complaint, First Merchants “engaged in unlawful redlining in Indianapolis by intentionally avoiding predominantly African-American neighborhoods because of the race of the people living in those neighborhoods.”
State Sen. Jim Merritt, a Republican running against Mayor Joe Hogsett in this year’s mayoral election, accused Hogsett of “purposely inflating” the number of blighted properties his administration had “improved” in Indianapolis.
The city of Indianapolis is set to receive $55 million in New Markets Tax Credits from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which it will use to finance high-impact projects in low-income or distressed areas.