The different neighborhoods of District 21 have different needs that need to be addressed. They all have different strengths as well.
If we stick together as a team, we can improve every part of our community.
2. Parks I would have pushed for more of the Lilly grant money to be spent on Southwestway Park, as well as Carson Park. When compared to what other parks received, we really got the short end of the stick.
for Youth Activities I will push hard to have the Parks
Department stop charging our youth organizations for the use of their fields
and requiring those organizations to pay the lights bill so players and
spectators can enjoy this time-honored tradition. I would ask the Mayor stop
requiring our soccer teams to share their fields with outside community groups.
3. Public Transportation I would
advocate that IndyGo have more than one bus route into our Council District.
They should also run additional routes throughout the District so more residents can use
Public Transit; particularly the elderly. I would also ask them to make the bus
stop areas more attractive by making the benches level and removing advertising
from the benches. I would have them put a roof over them to protect riders from
the sun, rain, and snow.
4. Fair Road Funding I would really push the Republican controlled state legislature to change the road formula so Indianapolis would have more money to repair the infrastructure of Indianapolis.
push the Federal Government to make the state government repair the federal
roads that run through Indianapolis.
5. Basic Infrastructure I would investigate
how either the State or Federal Government could help bring, for environmental
reason, sewers and water to all residents of our community.
6. Use of School District Facilities I
would work with the School Boards of Decatur and Perry Townships to open
up the public buildings that the Boards oversee, so the community can use the
facilities they pay taxes for. The School Districts should open
up the classrooms for some type of night school. Decatur Township Schools should keep the Pavilion
open longer hours. There should be inter-mural sports for our young people and an
exercise room for the community. How about opening the very attractive pool for
7. Public Safety I would work with the
Indianapolis Police Department to open a sub-station in this Council District
so the police could be closer to our community and hopefully be able to extend
more police patrols through our neighborhoods. I would push for overtime pay
for police living in Decatur and Perry Township. If they are off duty and wish
to take a run, then they would be paid for it. This could help reduce some of
the crime and trespassing going on in our community.
8. Revitalization North of I-465 One of
the most important plans I want to implement is to revitalize the area north of I-465
along Kentucky Ave. I would insist that the city pick up the trash and cut the
weeds on a consistent basis. KENTUCKY AVENUE WILL BE PAVED IN THE NEAR FUTURE
thanks to Councillor Jared Evans. Mann Road to 465 will also be paved soon. Now
we must continue the work Councillor Evans started and make this part of our District
a better place to live and work.
9. Airport Since much of our area is under
the control of the Indianapolis Airport Authority, I want to see that a
resident of Decatur Township is appointed to that decision making board.
This my 10 point plan to improve our district. The
southwest side needs better leadership. I am ready to work for what our community deserves.
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