Michael-Paul Hart hopes to represent District 89, which covers part of east Indianapolis and includes about half of Beech Grove.
If implemented, the projects could remove more than 650 parcels from the federal 100-year floodplain, releasing properties in the southwest-side neighborhood from expensive flood insurance requirements.
Marion County’s absentee ballots have always been assembled, sent and processed by hand, requiring an army of temporary workers. Now, election officials want a machine to do it instead.
The report from the Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety says the new shelter should offer a high level of access and feature a concentration of services meant to help homeless people get back on their feet.
Democratic City-County Councilor Kristin Jones will run for a seat on the Indiana Senate, her campaign announced Wednesday, in District 46, a new district that covers most of Center Township.
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.
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 projects are part of the Circle City Forward infrastructure initiative announced by Mayor Joe Hogsett in February.
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.
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.
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.
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.