March 16, 2014
Council Vice President Barth recently announced a plan for major improvements to Tarkington Park, located at 39th and Illinois Street. The concept behind the $5 million investment is to jump-start development in the historic business node, while making transformative improvements to the park that will benefit all the region’s neighborhoods (30,000 people live within a 15-minute walk). This is Phase I of an eventual proposed redevelopment of all of Tarkington Park. Proposal 77, the funding vehicle for part of the project, will be introduced to the full Council during the March 17th meeting. A rendering of the park improvements is below:
March 2, 2014
For Immediate Release
March 3, 2014
IMPD STAFFING STUDY COMMISSION INVITES CITIZEN INPUT ON HOW BEST TO ADD MORE OFFICERS
Indianapolis – The bipartisan commission created by the City-County Council to address the staffing of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) invites all members of the public to come and express their thoughts about how best to add more IMPD officers at its meeting on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Library Services Center, 2450 N. Meridian Street.
The Council created the bipartisan study commission to determine the appropriate and necessary number of IMPD officers and to review and analyze long-term funding options. “We are seeking the input of the city’s residents to assist the Commission in creating a plan that will properly staff our police force so that our citizens feel safe in their neighborhoods,” said Councillor John Barth, sponsor of the initiative.
The Commission, consisting of 11 members appointed by key public safety leaders in the city, has been holding meetings since January and will make a recommendation to the Council the end of March. Information about the Commission, including agendas, meeting minutes, presentations and supporting materials is available to the public on the Commission’s web page: www.indy.gov/IMPDStaffingCommission. The Commission ‘s meetings will also be broadcast on Channel 16.
Commission Chair Mary Moriarty Adams invites all citizens to attend the commission hearing on March 6, 2014, where ample time will be allowed for public comment on this important issue. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the Library Services Center, 2450 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.