The Republican Caucus of the Indianapolis City-County Council said Thursday that it plans to introduce a resolution calling for the repeal of the county’s pandemic mask requirement. It called the order an “overreaching mandate.”
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After issuing a request for information and performing an infrastructure analysis, the city said it found that the existing charging stations “perform at a level below what is considered viable for reuse.”Read More
City-County Council approves financing plan for convention center expansion
The Indianapolis City-County Council on Monday night voted unanimously to issue up to $155 million in bonds to pay for an expansion of the Indiana Convention Center at Pan Am Plaza.Read More
City government workers not as diverse as residents they serve
Indianapolis city-county government has work to do recruiting and retaining more minority employees—particularly Hispanic workers—if its staff is going to reflect the population it works for.Read More
Deputy mayor for economic development leaving administration
Angela Smith Jones, deputy mayor for economic development for Indianapolis since 2016, is joining Health and Hospital Corp. as the vice president of diversity and inclusion.Read More
In a plan approved Wednesday by the City-County Council, Indianapolis will appropriate its remaining federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to various public health, social services, economic and government-related investments.
Anne Mullin O’Connor will become corporation counsel for the city of Indianapolis at the end of the month, replacing Donald Morgan, who has worked for the city since 2016.
The grants to 17 Indianapolis businesses are to be used for overhead costs, which could include monthly rent or mortgage payments and utility bills.
The announcement comes after months of complaints from residents, workers and business owners that downtown has become unsafe following pandemic-related shutdowns and protests that turned violent earlier this summer.
Indianapolis Department of Development Director Emily Mack is leaving her position after four years, Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Tuesday.
The ambitious project, designed by Indianapolis-based Browning Day and projected to be completed in 2040, will provide the first public access point on the 77-year-old, 1,900-acre reservoir.
The funding comes from roughly $168 million that Indianapolis received from the federal government to respond to COVID-19 needs.
The proposed budget takes in $113,884 more than it spends, leading Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett’s administration to characterize it as the fourth consecutive balanced budget since he took office in 2016.
For weeks, camps of people experiencing homelessness and those suffering from substance use disorders have settled in on Monument Circle and near City Market.
The first public meeting will include a first look at initial survey results as well as data that has been gathered by the Criminal Justice Lab.
A third of planned downtown hotel rooms announced before the pandemic are now on hold.
The city will not subsidize construction of Kite’s two hotels on the site but will ask the City-County Council to authorize a $150 million bond to finance an addition to the Indiana Convention Center.
The mayor, who is in the first year of his second term, acknowledged the challenges—and even some naivete when it came to the riots. But Hogsett, a Democrat, said he’s confident in the ability of residents, the business community and leaders to address them.
Dr. Virginia Caine, one of the key interpreters of data and shapers of policy in Marion County, discusses the frustrations and challenges of combatting a pandemic and shares her blunt message for those who won’t follow the recommendations.
Roughly $162 million has been committed so far to minority-owned businesses helping to build the city’s $575 million criminal justice center complex in the Twin Aire neighborhood.
The transit agency is now considering a site on Post Road that is much larger than the former Harrison College site downtown and potentially much less expensive.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on Thursday said the contract with Decatur, Georgia-based Utility Inc. will equip 1,100 officers with BodyWorn camera technology for more than five years.
Residents whose income has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to receive up to three months of assistance, which will be paid directly to their landlord.
Residents who refuse to comply may be subject to a fine up to $1,000, but police won’t be enforcing the mandate. And health officials in charge of enforcement will take an education-first approach.