Planners designing roads would formally be required to look beyond the needs of motorists and pedestrians—to also consider bicyclists and public transportation users—under an ordinance to be considered Monday night by the City-County Council.
City-County Councilor Angela Mansfield filed the proposal covering city employees that would make same-sex and heterosexual couples who live together eligible for health insurance benefits.
Chris Cotterill, chief of staff to Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, plans to leave the administration and return to private business, the city announced Wednesday. City-County Councilman Ryan Vaughn has resigned from his seat to replace Cotterill.
The new proposal, which passed through committee Tuesday night, is nearly identical to the last measure except that it no longer bans smoking at existing private clubs. That addition prompted Mayor Greg Ballard to veto the previous version.
Steve Talley will donate his council salary over the next four years, which totals about $52,000, to launch an endowment through the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation in honor of his late wife, Donna.
Brian Mahern, a Democrat on the City-County Council, plans to propose a study commission to examine the effectiveness of TIF districts, how property tax caps will affect them, and ways to increase transparency for the complicated financing vehicles.
The indictment charges the Democrat and associates used a charitable foundation to obtain money from a doctor that was to be used for investments, but instead went toward vehicles, entertainment and travel for themselves and others.
The Republican president of the City-County Council in Indianapolis says his party plans to introduce an expanded smoking ban that would take effect before the Super Bowl.