Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said Thursday he plans to take a “common sense approach” to determining when the city will lift its restrictions through continued conversations with the Marion County Department of Public Health.
City-County Council passes measure to limit delivery fees on restaurants
The measure limits total fees to no more than 20% of a meal’s price. It also prohibits third-party delivery services from attempting to make up lost fees by passing costs on to drivers or customers.Read More
State lawmakers consider new emergency session rules
The House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee on Thursday amended a bill to create what would be called an “emergency session,” which would allow lawmakers to convene at any time during a statewide emergency.Read More
Proposal offers city employees early retirement ahead of expected 2022 revenue declines
Of the city-county’s workforce of about 7,000 employees, 724 are eligible for the early-retirement program.Read More
The funding is part of an overall $1.9 trillion bill that could send as much as $5.87 billion to the state, including roughly $237 million to Indianapolis and another $187 million to Marion County.
The federal government is proposing to downgrade 144 cities in all from the metropolitan statistical area designation, which some areas fear will affect federal funding and their ability to lure businesses and talent.
Some councilors have concerns about what the bonds would be spent on—including public art—while others worry the city’s plans to acquire more properties would harm small businesses.
According to Ambrose, the sale resolves the year-long legal dispute between the developer and the city of Indianapolis that started after the company withdrew from the $1.4 billion Waterside development agreement involving the 103-acre property west of downtown.
The program, which opened in July to help tenants avoid eviction during the pandemic, has provided more than $26 million in federal money to more than 12,000 households.
Cities and states are trying to avoid full-blown lockdowns by enacting almost every other kind of restriction: nighttime curfews, bar closures, stricter mask mandates, and 10-person gathering limits, for example.
Special legislation passed in 2019 that caps Carmel’s income tax revenue growth at 2.5% per year for three years, with any excess transferred to Fishers, was triggered in the first year it could apply.
IBJ talked with Caine about her pandemic frustrations, how testing and contact-tracing are going and whether the Indianapolis 500 should run with fans in the stands.
Officials are estimating the corridor improvements will run $47 million over the project’s original $124 million budget.
Marion County’s clerk had implored the Indiana Election Commission to extend the deadline, saying thousands of voters who planned to vote by mail in Tuesday’s election might not be able to do so.
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday during his press briefing that cities, towns and counties will be eligible for a certain portion of the $300 million based on population.
State and local government budgets are expected to be hit hard as a result of restaurants, retailers and other businesses being closed for weeks.
Town Manager Joe Renner said some residents had bills as high as $100. He said the total donation was more than $210,000.
City and county officials are grappling with the sacrifices they’ll have to make as plummeting employment, delayed collections and reduced economic activity cut into tax revenue.
Tracking down who might have come into contact with the first patient to test positive will require plenty of legwork, and more cases are sure to arise, officials said.
Just in the past month or so, lawmakers have debated proposals to prohibit cities from regulating landlord-tenant relations, allow the attorney general to step in when a local prosecutor decides not to pursue a case, and cut funding to IndyGo—which might stop construction of future bus rapid-transit lines.
The new language, which was added to a bill this week, would effectively make it illegal to panhandle in all of downtown Indianapolis.
To fight cyberattacks, state and local government officials are taking a page from the enemy’s playbook by expanding protections against attacks from one entry point to thousands.
Indiana is positioning itself to be the epicenter for the latest generation of wireless technology, which experts say will be revolutionary.