Policy Positions

From City/County Council 2012:

John has worked for years to promote the Midtown TIF. Here is a letter to the editor from John and several neighborhood leaders in support: Letter to the Editor Midtown TIF

John has been a leader in working to solve the problems at Indianapolis Animal Care and Control. His Proposal 100, which assess a fee to out-of-county residents using Animal Control, was signed into law by the Mayor in March of 2012. Here is a letter to the editor published in the Indianapolis Star on 4/13/12 by John along with leaders in the city’s animal welfare community, describing the new ordinance.

John co-lead the effort to advance the bi-partisan Proposal 18, which was aimed at strengthening and expanding the smoke-free ordinance in Indianapolis to include bars, bowling alleys, restaurants and hotel rooms. Here is a press release that responds to the mayor’s veto of the proposal.

From Campaign 2012/2011:

John’s campaign can be summed simply in his campaign slogan – for stronger neighborhoods. The campaign is based on the idea that Indianapolis must do more to support its neighborhoods through economic development, connectivity, and citizen activation. Over the course of 2010 and into 2011, the campaign will post detailed policy proposals on this page that will present a clear vision for how our city’s government, in partnership with citizens, can make our neighborhoods strong, livable, connected, safe, and engaging.

October 13, 2011: Read the John Barth for City/County Council Open Letter/Letter to the Editor re: Mayor Ballard’s Demolition of Historic Structure:  Tarkington_Park_Letter_BarthCampaign

October 2, 2011: Read the John Barth for City/County Council Letter to the Editor re: renaming Georgia Street here: BarthGeorgiaStreetLetter10-2-11

June 27, 2011: Read the John Barth for City/County Council position on open and transparent government here: Barth Open_Government 6-27-11

April 21, 2011: Read the John Barth for City/County Council position on developing new approached to supporting neighborhoods here: Barth for Council Neighborhood Support 4-21-11

November 30, 2010: Read the John Barth for City/County Council position on supporting Indianapolis neighborhoods here: Barth_strong_neighborhoods_final

September 8, 2010: Barth Campaign position on the proposed deal for parking system privatization can be read here: Barth Parking Statement 9-8-10

April 12, 2010: Barth Campaign position on the proposed the sale of Indianapolis’ water and wastewater utilities to Citizens Energy Group – read the position paper here: Barth_Water_Opinion_April 12

April 26, 2010: Barth Campaign position regarding the future of the Central Canal as part of the sale of Indianapolis’ water and wastewater utilities to Citizens Energy Group – read the position paper here: Barth_Central_Canal_4-26-10

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