The Indianapolis City-County Council introduced a proposal Monday night to fund two new peacekeepers to work with at-risk youth and laid the path for a new housing facility.
Councilors proposed $900,000 from the budget to fund local service efforts — the two new peacekeepers to work with at-risk youth, funding for food assistance programs, and technical assistance for neighborhood outreach. Democratic councilor Leroy Robinson, who represents northwestern District 1, says more information will be available later this week.
The council also approved a funding path for a multifamily housing facility called Northwood on the Trail. The facility, planned on Indianapolis’ north side, would include about 250 apartments. The city can issue up to $25 million for the project through economic development tax increment revenue bonds.
Earlier Monday, Democrat Stephen Clay resigned from the council. His fellow Democratic councilors split with him after allegations he offered Republicans committee seats to win the post of council president — a post he resigned in February last year. Clay did not seek re-election in the 13th district in the May primary. Councilors available after last night’s meeting would not comment.