Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight says he might use $2.8 million in tax revenue to upgrade rundown neighborhoods.
Landowners who oppose an annexation on the southeast side of Kokomo are drafting a petition to stop the measure.
Kokomo's mayor says the city is unlikely to change its plans in response to the opposition.
Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight will join the Center for National Policy.
A summer study committee has been charged with clarifying the roles of cities and counties regarding 911 dispatch services.
Kokomo still has a higher than average unemployment rate, but Goodnight says that number is on the decline.
The new rules would make permits more expensive and fine renters who leave signs up for more than 30 days.
The expansion will increase Kokomo's population by about 1,100 residents bringing it to nearly 57,000.
Kokomo's economic rebound played a major role in being named the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's "Community of the Year".
Construction of a $1.6 million runway expansion at Kokomo’s airport was jeopardized because of the FAA shutdown