November 16, 2020

City-County Council Approves Funds For Marion County Sheriff And Development

Vop Osili is City County Council President. (Jill Sheridan WFYI)

Vop Osili is City County Council President. (Jill Sheridan WFYI)

The Indianapolis City-County Council approved a proposal allocating money to the Marion County Sheriff's Office to replenish supplies. 

The money includes grants for some in the criminal justice system dealing with substance abuse disorders. Councilor Ethan Evans noted the majority of the money will help people suffering from addiction. 

"I am thankful that the bulk of it is going towards the medicine and the substance treatment side of things," Evans said. 

The council also gave final approval for two proposals that fund multi-use development projects, downtown and in Broad Ripple.

One proposal sets aside $3.5 million for the mixed use project in Broad Ripple. Councilor Keith Potts says the plan includes public input.

"This was a driven effort that consulted the community and incorporated their feedback," Potts said. 

Proposals to allocate funds for a number of other economic development projects were also introduced.

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