Mayor Hogsett and Council President Vop Osili have decided to pool resources and launch what Democrats say is the first true citywide coordinated campaign in Marion County to re-elect the mayor and expand the party's majority on the 25-member council.
The often-bipartisan Indianapolis City-County Council cast a rare politically divided vote Monday night on a proposal that would, among other things, spend nearly $850,000 to buy new vehicles for city employees.
A major component of the public-private project is a health clinic operated by Community Health, which would occupy about one-third of the structure. The rest would be used for community activities, classes and other events.
The council voted 19-6 to approve Lilly's request, which is tied to the firm's pledge to spend $91 million on a building at its Lilly Technology Center that will house the company's biosynthetic human insulin production operations