The City-County Council committee vote came after Mayor Joe Hogsett’s top adviser urged members to say yes—the first time the mayor’s office had expressed an opinion publicly about whether the tax increase should pass.
Mayor Joe Hogsett is drafting plans for a new jail that would combine Marion County’s three existing lockups under one roof, creating room for 2,600 to 3,000 inmates.
The city of Indianapolis has received a $355,000 federal grant to help support about 1,400 workers displaced by Carrier Corp. The grant will be used to hire a “recovery coordinator.”
The city aims to spend $12.7 million less than it did last year in an effort to begin reducing the structural deficit.
Mayors, their staffs and policy experts from across the country—about 1,200 conference attendees in all—will attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ annual summer gathering that runs Friday through Monday.
Joe Hogsett said more streetlights, for safer streets, would be one of his first priorities as mayor. Nearly four months after taking office, the administration is still in discussions with Indianapolis Power & Light Co.
The new mayor’s cabinet is a purposeful mix of demographically diverse private-sector workers, government officials and local not-for-profit leaders. Political experience and affiliation on both sides of the aisle.
Airport authority board Chairman Kelly Flynn sent an email Tuesday evening to other board members, telling them “we need to take a step back” on Athlete’s Business Network’s plan.
Indiana Economic Development Corp. President Jim Schellinger said state officials realized early on that the Dow-DuPont merger could have wiped out some of the best jobs in Indianapolis.
The task force will focus immediately on identifying existing resources for workers and developing a “tool kit” to ensure those workers know about their options.
The new Democratic mayor says he supports charter schools but is more interested in quality than quantity.