Indianapolis hosted its second Neighborhood City Hall Wednesday, on the city’s west side. It’s part of a new initiative from Mayor Joe Hogsett to connect city services to people around Marion County.
Three members of the City-County Council came, including Democrat Councilor Jared Evans. Evans says residents benefit when they meet councilors from both sides of the aisle.
"You get rid of these invisible lines, and bring the community that is Wayne Township together, let ‘em know that ‘Hey, these are your councilors,’" Evans says. "I don’t just represent District 22, I represent the west side, I represent the City of Indianapolis."
Evans says it’s also important to regularly educate people about what services the city has to offer, especially for those who can’t make a quick trip downtown.
IMPD, the Department of Public Works, and the Wayne Township Trustees Office were some of the city agencies in attendance.
The event was held in Chapel Rock Christian Church. About 75 people showed up.