Several area mayors say they’ve been meeting to discuss regional cooperation—talks that Hogsett has been a part of—but had not signed off on any plan like the one the Indianapolis Democrat proposed. The Hogsett plan would create winners and losers among counties.
The utility, with more than 300,000 customers in central Indiana, announced a settlement agreement Tuesday with consumer groups.
The tax would have the biggest impact in Greenwood, where it could generate $2.5 million in 2020 and $2.6 million in 2021.
The standalone, two-story facility is expected to offer a wide array of inpatient and outpatient services, including addiction treatment, counseling and psychiatric intensive care.
VisionThree’s 3-D program depicting the city’s potential growth downtown has become a key interactive tool for selling developers on getting involved. And Mayor Mark Myers can cart it around in his pocket.
Population projections recently released by the Indiana Business Research Center show the county will add more than 218,000 residents in the next 30-some years.
County officials are weighing whether to get moving on the $4 million final phase so it could be finished at the same time as the first.
Indianapolis must be a strong, stable city for the region to continue to thrive—and its suburbs must be vibrant as well. That won’t occur without in-depth regional conversations about taxation, transit, economic development and more.
Indianapolis officials desperate for money to repair roads are considering whether they should try to collect income taxes from suburbanites who don't live in the city but who travel there for work.
Thousands of residents in central Indiana pre-paid their property tax bills before Jan. 1, resulting in more than $31 million in early payments, according to research by IBJ. The early payments marked a significant increase for most areas.
Since 2014, developers have invested nearly $90 million between three projects on the north side of 116th Street in Fishers. Now, the south side—mostly lined with small, one-story retail buildings and parking lots—could see a similar boom.
Amazon’s announcement last week that its future second headquarters will create 50,000 new jobs with an average annual compensation of $100,000 have cities across the country clamoring to submit bids. But there’s a short timetable, with proposals due Oct. 19.
No particular industry sector appears safe from the impact, as the county’s unemployment rate falls below 3 percent. Companies in health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing and construction are all struggling to find workers.
The deal has to be approved by both the Indianapolis City-County Council and the Carmel City Council before Carmel begins construction on the contested intersections.
City officials could create a committee to examine the impact of online lodging services. Carmel has come out against them, and state legislators are weighing a bill prohibiting cities from banning them.