Public concerns voiced at a meeting Tuesday have led the Columbus City Council to delay a vote on a proposal to create a riverfront district downtown. And Columbus city officials have begun submitting requests for funding from the federal stimulus package signed into law last month. WFIU’s Daniel Robison hosts.
Columbus is already formulating its budget for 2010, more than six months before the city council will first consider it. But Mayor Fred Armstrong says the city must find a way to fund city expenses despite the potential loss of millions of dollars in revenue from new property tax caps pass by last year’s General Assembly.
Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong talks about his upcoming State of the City address and what he wants the city to accomplish in 2009. He will also address Columbus’ ties to the domestic automobile industry and how that sector’s struggle affects the city.
Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong talks about how the city has dealt with problems over the past year, including summer floods and fiscal problems. Mayor Armstrong also addresses the cuts to the city’s now finalized budget, including the effort to save the PAAL program.
Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong talks about his recent economic development trip to China, the massive budget cuts the city faces, as well as his reaction to the historic results of the 2008 election.
Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong talks about the city’s efforts to buy flood damaged properties, his efforts to slash Columbus’ budget, and the long odds fellow Democrat and gubernatorial nominee Jill Long Thompson faces against Governor Mitch Daniels.
Columbus Planning Department Manager Jim Clause fills in for Mayor Fred Armstrong and talks about the city buying flood-damaged homes and plans for a bond project to fund construction of a parking garage for Cummins employees.
Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong discusses how the city will shave 10% off of 2009′s costs, whether jobs will be lost and how a one-ton statue was reclaimed from the White River.
Columbus mayor Fred Armstrong talks about his views on the upcoming election and rebuilding after the flood, including how a one-ton statue goes missing.
Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong discusses the destruction caused by a recent tornado, initiatives regarding bicycle and pedestrian transportation and safety, and the construction of a new hotel.