Republican precinct committee members elected Tony Bennett to the Clark County Council on Wednesday, but he hasn’t lived in the county long enough to qualify.
Council members voted 24-1 to include in the TIF district the former General Motors stamping plant property and the Market East District.
City-County Council Vice President Zach Adamson, along with fellow Democrat Monroe Gray, will propose on Monday raising council members’ pay from $11,400 per year to $25,000 per year.
County staffers have worked many hours of overtime restoring links between the computer software and county files that were broken in the hacking attack on Nov. 4.
The largely rural county southeast of Indianapolis has recently racked up a string of successes.
Early voting will continue at the downtown City-County Building at 200 E. Washington St. through noon on Monday. Voters must bring a valid state or federal photo ID.
Ratings service Moody’s said Indianapolis’ ability to maintain a AAA rating on $78.6 million of general obligation debt reflects a “healthy financial position despite continued draws on reserves to support ongoing operations and capital maintenance.”
The deal, which still needs to be approved by the full council, would give the city $45,000 per year in franchise fees.
The office will likely remain in the 25,000-square-foot, privately owned building at 521 W. McCarty St. the next two years while the city explores whether to move the office or have a building constructed.
Most of the special disbursement has to be spent on transportation funding, but the city can decide what to do with 25 percent of its $53 million distribution.
The distribution is part of $505 million that county auditors have distributed to local government units statewide, $435 million of which can be used for transportation funding.
Jennifer Ping, a principal at Bose Public Affairs Group, stepped down because the new rules prohibit certain political leaders from doing business with the city.
In his first State of the City address, Mayor Joe Hogsett said Wednesday that crime problems wouldn’t be solved simply with a new building. A new task force also would focus on issues like mental illness and addiction.
Indiana lawmakers are making another attempt to settle a dispute between county assessors and retail stores over how to determine the value of newer big-box stores.
The motion to overturn the veto failed 14-10, despite pleas from council members who say the body has not had a pay raise in nearly 15 years.