Under Hogsett’s proposed initiative, $250,000 of new funding would be allocated toward increasing resources for tenants. The city will work in partnership with Indiana Legal Services to provide free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income residents.
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The position was created for former City of Indianapolis Controller Fady Qaddoura, who announced in November that he was leaving his job with the city, where he had worked for four years.
One of Randal Taylor’s most pressing problems will be lowering the homicide rate. The city has set four consecutive records for criminal murders, capped by 159 in 2018. In 2017, the total was 157, besting 149 in 2016 and 144 in 2015.
The Lyft Grocery Access pilot program, which launched on the city’s far-east side in July, will now serve residents living in the area bounded by 42nd Street on the north, St. Clair Street on the south, Meridian Street on the east and Riverside Drive on the west.
City Controller Fady Qaddoura is set to leave his job with the city at the end of the year. Part of his plans include a run for political office.
Indianapolis’ part-time city-county councilors are paid significantly less than officials with the same positions in comparable cities across the nation
Negotiations could be difficult, given that both sides have strong arguments, legal experts say.
Republicans will be forced to work with Democrats to see any GOP proposals take flight. And new, young Republican councilors say they’re eager to work across the aisle.
The proposal aims to relax several long-standing regulations that put taxi companies at an unfair advantage compared with ride-sharing companies Uber and Lift, which don’t have to comply with the same standards.
Members of the Indianapolis City-County Council’s Rules and Public Policy Committee voted along party lines Tuesday to approve a 110% pay increase for council members.
The company said in its 28-page complaint that Mayor Joe Hogsett’s administration had threatened to take the site through eminent domain in 2017—two years before it’s latest threat to use the legal maneuver to buy the land. That led Ambrose to add a clause to its project agreement with the city meant to prohibit the Hogsett administration from pursuing eminent domain in the future.
The 62-year-old former federal prosecutor had a huge lead over Republican state Sen. Jim Merritt and Libertarian Doug McNaughton in the election on Tuesday.
IBJ talked with incumbent Democrat Joe Hogsett and his Republican challenger, Jim Merritt, about why they’re running for mayor, what they’ve learned about themselves in the process and how they’ll tackle crime, neighborhood development, crime and more.
The area that includes the Fletcher Place neighborhood and the southeast corner of downtown is one of the hottest parts of Indianapolis, yet it’s included in a federal program designed to spur investments in poor neighborhoods.
So far for the 2019 election, 6,158 voters have cast ballots in person, which is higher than how many people voted early in person at the same point in 2015 and 2011.
Democratic Mayor Joe Hogsett says if he’s elected to serve a second term, he hopes “that prosperity can be shared by more people in Marion County than has been the case in the past.”