The Indianapolis Parks Foundation will start looking this week for a replacement for President Cindy Porteous, who plans to retire after 12 years at the not-for-profit.
Bids are due by July 29 for an eight-year contract to manage the golf club. The city intends to sue the former operator in an attempt to recover more than $200,000 after he defaulted on a $3.5 million loan.
Indianapolis’ Community Crime Prevention Board awarded a total of $1.7 million in grants, down from $4 million last year, due to the city budget crunch.
Property along the White River is set to be rezoned to provide for a cross-country track, while a not-for-profit is eying a parcel farther north as one of three potential sites for a tennis center.
Jerry Hayslett, who has managed the golf club on West 56th Street since 1999, will no longer be the operator, effective April 1, after he defaulted on a $3.5 million loan balance, city officials said.
The Indianapolis Parks Foundation plans to use a $150,000 grant from Indiana University Health to start an organic farm on the east side of the city benefiting Gleaners Food Bank.
Under a proposal on its way to the City-County Council, the Indianapolis Parks Foundation would oversee millions of dollars in tax-supported grants for crime prevention.
Too few of the city's revitalization projects are connected by attractive sidewalks, streets, gardens and plazas.
Corporate contributions, volunteerism help shore up struggling city department after recession-driven cuts reduce budget by
Mayor Greg Ballard this month rolled out the first of what he hopes will be 10 to 15 city sponsorship and advertising deals
this year, with the aim of saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.