‘Livability’ for Indianapolis

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A year into his tenure as mayor of Indianapolis, Greg Ballard over the weekend articulated what may be the closest thing
we’ll hear for his vision for the city.

Ballard’s State of the City address touted making Indianapolis the nation’s most livable
big city. He defined livable as safe, prosperous and a destination for the best and brightest. Also sustainable,
and with strong neighborhoods and efficient local government.

He went on to describe how his administration is making inroads on many of the goals.

How do you feel about livability as a goal? It certainly
fits with Ballard’s style of managing the fundamentals, but is it enough? And should Ballard be expected
to articulate a soaring vision when times are so tough?

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