CITY COUNCIL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS
Keys to Work
Keys to Work is nonprofit that hires people who have been incarcerated. This is partnership program that would focus on cleaning up illegal dumping and second chance employment. Touches on recycling. Agency: BNS
Open Data Site at Open.Indy.Gov
Increased government transparency via a site where you can access public data. Agency: ISA
Integrated data for problem properties. Creates one-stop-shop for finding all information on a problem property. Not publicly available right now. May be made available. Agency: ISA and Mayor’s Office Initiative
Launched a new website
Agency: ISA (Ken Clark)
Project Indy – Fulfillment of campaign promise
A youth program that engages and helps thousands of at-risk teenagers find summer employment and teaches them soft-skills over the summer months.
An education program that will provide millions in scholarships and grants to low-income students attending Ivy Tech and IUPUI, helping to increase the number of Marion County residents qualified for the jobs of the 21st century.
1% for Art
Ordinance that states that any developer that receives a tax increment finance incentive must dedicate 1% to art. Can be donated to an arts program or can be spent directly on art. Administered by the Arts Council. We have specific locations that we can point to to show products around town that have been the result of this program. Agency: DMD
City investment in arts and cultural activities. $1 million to the Arts Council every year for visual and performing arts grants. Includes FilmIndy, the film commission staffed by VisitIndy. Two grant programs that were created under the Hogsett Administration – one for strategic planning for Cultural Districts and one for CreateIndy grants for emerging cultural sector/cultural economy grants in film, culinary arts, music, and design. First projects were awarded in October and will be finished in June, second projects will be awarded in March and will be finished in the fall. Agency: Mayor’s Office; Mayor’s Advisory Committee
Animal Care Services Live Release Rate
Under BNS, ACS has initiative to nearly eliminate euthanasia as an option in our shelter. Agency: DPW
The Mayor’s office has targeted neighborhoods for special street sweeping events. Press is available on this. Additional work includes increasing the number of events, standardizing metered parking rates, and now splitting earned revenues between street sweeping and additional homeless funds. Agency: DPW
Serving 400,000 Meals a Year
Indy Parks administers Summer Meals program for kids who normally depend on free or reduced cost lunch. Agency: Parks
Dedicated Staff to Address Food Security
Mayor Hogsett hired the first dedicated staff Indianapolis has had address food security issues.
Mayor Hogsett set the goal of transforming 2,000 homes in two years. The administration was able to demolish, redevelop, or transform over 2500 homes in the same time span. An online dashboard is also available. Agency: DMD, BNS.
It’s My City
An initiative for city beautification and campaign for civic duty. Goal is to engage citizens in making sure the city is clean, green, and beautiful. Partnership with Lily, KIB, Rotary, Parks, and Office of Sustainability. Now in its third year, called Year Beautiful, the program will highlight arts projects around the city. Agency: Office of Sustainability
Operation Nightlight – Fulfilled campaign promise
Administration renegotiated a contract to convert streetlights to LED. Through the savings from the conversions, the City will add 4,000 more streetlights.
Mayor’s Neighborhood Resource Fair – Fulfilled campaign promise
Fair that brings government resources to a local neighborhood. All the City agencies attend and provide resources to the area.
Inclusive Growth – Investing in Neighborhoods
The Indy Chamber worked with the Brookings Institute to look at wages, income gaps, and how it effects Indy residents, the workforce, the economy, etc. The program addresses the benefits cliff. The City is looking to target the tax abatement program and TIFF training program based on the results.
Reuben Engagement Center
Center for people who are currently intoxicated and homeless to have a place to stay in the interim where they can be connected with their case managers, resources, etc. Health care service providers are there, it’s a place to detox, etc. Agency: Office of Public Health & Safety
Initiative to determine what to do with city-owned assets, such as city county building, old city hall, jail 1 and jail 2. City services are being modernized. City government is being progressive and more efficient. Agency: Mayor’s Office
Cumberland Project (August 28, 2018) - Happy to help present a check to the Town of Cumberland this afternoon. The check presentation is part of Indy DPW’s Indy Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership program. Great day for the Eastside!!!
German Church Redevelopment Project – City awarded nearly $900,000 in affordable tax credits to finance the development of 60 apartment units while also preserving a historic and iconic eastside establishment.
Jake Greene Park Grand Opening (May 21, 2016)
Re-build projects: Carroll Road, Mitthoefer Road in 2019
Warren Central High School and surrounding neighborhoods were the Mayor’s Neighborhood of the Month (January 2019)
Strip Patching in various locations (March 6, 2018)- Franklin Road, Post Road, Washington Street
Trinity Metals proposed Magnesium Plant on East Rawles (March 1, 2019) – I’m excited to announce Trinity Metals has decided to withdrawal their application for a clean air permit. This means their plan to build a Magnesium Recycling plant at 9350 Rawles Avenue is no longer moving forward!! There is no doubt the decision to withdrawal is a result of the our collective voice. Thank you to everyone who reached out to Councillor Susie Cordi and I voicing your concerns. Your passion for the Eastside made a difference. Thank you to my friend and colleague Councillor Cordi for all of your help!!
New Streetlights on Mitthoeffer Road (Washington to 10th Street) November 28, 2018- I’m excited to announce that as a part of Operation Night Light, District 19 will have 14 new streetlight installations in the upcoming weeks. They will be installed between Washington Street and 10th Street on Mitthoeffer Road. Be on the lookout in the upcoming weeks for crews installing the new lights and improving visibility and safety in our neighborhoods.
Infrastructure Bipartisan Commission – actively serving on commission since October of 2018
Indiana Black Expo – worked with the City and IBE to relocate headquarters to District 19, next to Ransburg YMCA.
Roomplace to Go (May 2016)
Voted in Favor of Proposal which aims to reduce criminal activity at hotels (March 12, 2018)