January 10, 2022

Indianapolis City-County Council holds first meeting of the year


FILE: Jill Sheridan/WFYI

FILE: Jill Sheridan/WFYI

The Indianapolis City-County Council held its first full meeting for 2022 Monday night.

To start the new year Democrat Vop Osili (District 11) was reelected as President of the Council.  He said he’s committed to civic service.

“To positively impact the lives of all our neighbors as we continue to work to make Indianapolis a City of equity and peace,” Osili said.

Other council leadership remains the same including Vice President Zach Adamson (District 17)
Majority Leader Maggie A. Lewis (District 10) and Minority Leader Brian Mowery (District 25)

The first special resolution of the year was made to recognize community and grassroots organizations.  Democrat Leroy Robinson (District 1) said these groups are instrumental in the work to improve quality of life and reduce violence.

“That starts with those men and women and people in our community that have the heart to help and that’s our grassroots organizations,” Robinson said.

The city has dedicated $45 million to community groups in 2022.

Final approval was given to amend tax assessments for a downtown hotel project that was impacted by the pandemic. The council also passed a proposal to create a new flood control improvement district that could address continued, significant flooding events in Mars Hill.

Contact WFYI city government and policy reporter Jill Sheridan at jsheridan@wfyi.org. Follow on Twitter: @JillASheridan.

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