After long-time Republican dominance, Democrats now hold a 20-5 supermajority on the City-County Council under maps drawn by Republicans in 2012. Now, it’s the Democrats’ turn to draw the maps.
Indy Council OKs $25M in bonds for city parks projects
The projects are part of the Circle City Forward infrastructure initiative announced by Mayor Joe Hogsett in February.Read More
Council committee advances new emergency services agency
Indianapolis’ emergency services functions, including 911 and fire communications, are one step closer to becoming part of a new, separate agency with an initial $23.1 million budget.Read More
City on firm financial footing with $1.3B budget proposal, Hogsett administration says
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett’s administration introduced a $1.35 billion budget proposal to the City-County-Council on Monday evening, with more than half allotted to public safety and criminal justice.Read More
The Indianapolis City-County Council on Monday unanimously approved funding of nearly $30 million for new Fort Benjamin Harrison and Glendale library branches.
The City-County Council on Monday evening approved rezoning for a mixed-use, affordable housing project set for Fall Creek Place, overturning a Metropolitan Development Commission denial and ending months of pushback from some residents.
The Indianapolis City-County Council on Monday unanimously approved about $467 million in spending for pandemic recovery initiatives, rental assistance, a range of new public buildings and several greenway projects, most of it funded with federal coronavirus relief dollars.
The money will go toward design, construction and inspection for nine trail and greenway projects, including Pleasant Run Trail and Pogue’s Run Trail.
The Administration and Finance Committee advanced $10.5 million for a new solid waste facility and $7.5 million for a new firehouse—in addition to letting Indy borrow $126.7 million in bonds for a range of new buildings on the Community Justice Campus and other facilities.
With COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths on the rise, public health leaders in Marion County are considering measures to reduce the spread of the virus—including a new mask mandate—but they say nothing has been decided yet.
An Indianapolis City-County Council committee on Tuesday unanimously voted to advance a plan allowing public employees’ wages to rise with inflation, as work continues on the city’s first public pay scale change in more than a decade.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is asking for $265 million, a $3.7 million increase from its approved 2021 budget.
The judges said rising COVID-19 case numbers and a positivity rate that has risen to 10.5% have created a need for the order.
The development, called 1202, would feature 105 units on a 1.1-acre parcel on the near-south side, with at least one-fifth of the units reserved for individuals making up to 80% of the area’s median income.
The tax-increment financing bonds will be used to pave the way for Elanco Animal Health Inc. to build its new headquarters on the former General Motors stamping plant property west of downtown.
Dozens of Indianapolis community organizations based in districts experiencing high levels of violent crime will receive grants aimed at addressing root causes of crime and violence.
The Democratic-majority council passed the measure 19-5, along party lines, with Republicans opposed because the order didn’t fully lift all capacity limits for businesses.
The Democratic-majority council’s vote—which passed 19-5 along party lines—keeps a citywide mask mandate and restaurant capacity limits in place in Indianapolis.
Republicans, who voted against the measure, argued the money would be better spent elsewhere, such as on mental health services.
The measure limits total fees to no more than 20% of a meal’s price. It also prohibits third-party delivery services from attempting to make up lost fees by passing costs on to drivers or customers.
At least $29.1 million in the new funding round is specifically earmarked for the rental assistance program.