Shreve is calling for gun control measures, the hiring of a public safety director and more support to hire and retain police to fill a 300-officer gap.
City officials not yet embracing new downtown-tax-district option from state
The Republican-dominated Legislature has given the city a way to raise money for downtown’s post-pandemic revitalization, but there appears to be little chance that Democratic city leaders will pursue it before the November city election.Read More
City’s big bet on a publicly owned Signia by Hilton worries other hoteliers
But Mayor Joe Hogsett, a Democrat seeking a third term, says the plan will ensure Indianapolis’ hospitality industry remains nationally competitive by making room for larger events.Read More
Primary voters to choose Hogsett’s path or Shackleford’s vision
As Mayor Joe Hogsett seeks a third term, he is facing opposition for the Democratic nomination. State Rep. Robin Shackleford was among Black leaders last spring calling for racial equity in the party’s candidate endorsement practices.Read More
The mayor’s plan includes hiring three attorneys who would be detailed to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and prosecute federal gun crimes. Republicans say that’s needed because the county prosecutor isn’t doing enough.
Find out who the key advisers, pollsters and communication professionals are behind the campaigns of incumbent Democratic Mayor Joe Hogsett and Republican challenger Jefferson Shreve.
The Indianapolis Department of Public Works says work on the bridge will halt if remains are found during construction, and it plans to have an archaeologist on site during construction who would flag signs of burial. But critics are seeking an archeological dig first.
Republican Indianapolis mayoral candidate Abdul-Hakim Shabazz spent nearly four days in the hospital this week, including time in intensive care, he disclosed in his political newsletter, “The Cheat Sheet.”
The May 2 Republican primary elections in Lebanon and Zionsville each feature a pair of candidates vying for mayor.
With 11 days to go until the primary election, Indianapolis mayoral candidate Clif Marsiglio is ending his campaign to support fellow Democrat Robin Shackleford.
Shreve, a businessman who sold a company last year, has largely self-funded his campaign so far.
The question is whether the cigar-chomping, straight-talking populism of political pundit Abdul-Hakim Shabazz will be enough to overcome the deep pockets and measured approach of wealthy businessman Jefferson Shreve.
Candidates Sue Finkam, Fred Glynn and Kevin Rider shared their opinions with IBJ about some of the major issues in Carmel ahead of the Republican primary.
Whoever is elected mayor will have to tackle the challenges of a decrease in office workers, an increase in homelessness and crime, and the continued decline of Circle Centre Mall.
Shreve, a wealthy businessman and former City-County Councilor, is spending more than $220,000 on the TV spot that started airing last weekend.
Eric Holt, who tracks pedestrian and cyclist deaths in Indianapolis, is creating a voter guide in hopes of spurring the election of mayoral and council candidates who want to address systemic street safety issues.
Candidate Gregory Meriweather is abandoning his campaign in favor of supporting state legislator Robin Shackleford in her bid for the Democratic mayoral nomination, he announced Wednesday.
According to crime data for the Mile Square over the past three years—the only such data available that includes figures for 2022—violent incidents are down from the pandemic peak years of 2020 and 2021 in all categories except robberies, which were up 43%, from 56 to 80.
Tale of two downtowns: $9B set to be invested in projects, even as business district struggles with recovery
Many parts of downtown are thriving—particularly neighborhoods, where rents are rising, people have to stand in line for a lunch table, and investments are flowing. Other parts—especially downtown’s central core, where many workers might come to the office only once or twice a week—are limping along, pockmarked by vacant storefronts, panhandlers and crumbling sidewalks.
Shreve, who sold his company Storage Express for $590 million last year, told IBJ he’ll need to do some self-funding to launch his mayoral run and mount a vigorous campaign for the Republican nomination.
The other candidates in the Democratic primary for mayor—State Rep. Robin Shackleford and political newcomer Gregory Meriweather—haven’t filed campaign finance reports yet.
Black clergy, who often carry significant influence with African American voters, say it’s time for a Black mayor. But several told IBJ they are not prepared to say the Black faith community will support any of the Black candidates over Hogsett until they learn more about them.