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Letters: Council doesn’t deserve raises funded by taxpayers

IBJ editorial writers missed the point of my argument on pay increases for the Indianapolis City-County Council [“Editorial: It’s time to allow a pay hike for city-county councilors,” May 6]. They should listen to my shows on WIBC and not base an editorial on one tweet. This is the fourth time in seven years that […]

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Letters: Law will lower utility bill taxes

At a time when costs are increasing across the board, Hoosiers will soon benefit from the elimination of a special tax on utility bills. The repeal means monthly savings for all customers beginning July 1. The Utility Receipts Tax and Utility Services Tax is currently a 1.46% addition to energy bills based on usage. The […]

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Letters: Keep running columns by Shabazz

I enjoy and appreciate Abdul-Hakim Shabazz columns in IBJ. I hope you keep asking him to write on future topics. In previous IBJ columns, he has referred to the story about “a mighty thin pancake that don’t have two sides” [“Abdul-Hakim Shabazz: A resolution for 2022—keep an open mind,” Forefront, Jan. 14]. That tells us […]

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Letters: Willows plan raises questions

IBJ reported details of a massive, high-density development at the Willow Event Center property in Broad Ripple [“Developers planning $61M residential project for Willows property,” IBJ.com, April 5]. The ramifications of this development have the potential to become an inflection point for Broad Ripple Village—balancing thoughtful development with neighborhood integrity and stability.

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Letter: Willows project should be rejected

The proposal would cram far more density into and change the character of that side of White River, grossly violating the density principle of the city’s 2018 comprehensive land use plan.

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Letters: Willows project threatens neighborhood

Despite a relatively low density of our neighborhood, we already have occasional horrid traffic jams in the afternoons as the ridiculous intersection at Winthrop and Broad Ripple Avenue (and the Monon path) backs up traffic beyond the entrance to Oxbow.

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Letters: Support teachers, support staff

Our teachers are poorly paid and often experience burnout because of the multiple roles that they must play. We should consider how our public discourse is affecting their morale.

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Letters: Consider all minority views

I am a fourth-generation Japanese American and can lay out a litany of racist or racially insensitive acts that I and my ancestors have been subjected to for over 100 years including now.

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Letters: Clean up Indianapolis

The amount of litter throughout Indianapolis is progressively getting worse. Frankly, I am ashamed of how our city looks. Just drive anywhere and the road clutter abounds.

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Letter: Access aided by PAC’s counsel

In addition to reducing citizens’ costs and court caseloads, another valuable benefit warranting note is that the Public Access Counselor’s statutory function has helped to increase day-to-day agency transparency.

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