Resolution 268, initiated by the Ballard administration and sponsored by Republican councilors Marilyn Pfisterer, Robert Lutz, Ben Hunter, Will Gooden, Mike McQuillen, Jose Evans, Aaron Freeman, Jeff Miller Jack Sandlin and Jefferson Shreve, would raise property taxes on Marion County residents by repealing the local homestead tax credit. Noticeably missing from the list are Republicans Jason Holliday, Janice McHenry and Christine Scales.
|Councilor John Barth|
"amends the Code to create a new non-reverting Indianapolis pre-k fund; add the community affairs and education committee as a standing committee of the council; repeal the council rule on approval of charter schools; replace such rule with a new one giving the community affairs and education committee oversight of the Indianapolis pre-k fund and the budget, policies and expenditures of the office of education innovation; and establish the Indianapolis pre-k program"The link to this resolution is broken so I can't tell if there are other sponsors of this resolution.
|Councilor Angela Mansfield|
Resolution 274, initiated by Republicans Jack Sandlin, and co-sponsored by Aaron Freeman, Ben Hunter, Mike McQuillen and Jason Holliday would prohibit any signs on the council chambers floor with the exception of the names of the councilors or staff. This is obviously aimed at the "Hands Up" signs displayed at the last meeting.
Finally, a measure that is sure to raise the ire of the administration is Resolution 276, sponsored by Democratic Councilor Angela Mansfield which would cancel four of the consulting contracts, that was to cost taxpayers over $9.5 million. Over $12 million of the no bid contracts were handed out by the administration to promote the new judicial center.