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With Character Intact, a Strong Economy Will Follow

Editor: The final paragraph in the July 18 Indy story about the selection of the urban planner is most provocative.  Bob Chapman is quoted as suggesting that visitors (rather than residents) carry more weight in deciding the future of our town.  We all want our businesses to...

Inconsistencies in Proposed View Ordinance

Editor, While I sympathize with people who have lost views, and I applaud Councilman Kelly Boyd for initiating the effort to try to help, and the View Preservation Committee has worked long and hard to come up with as fair and as workable an ordinance as they could,...

Inconsistencies in Proposed View Ordinance

While I sympathize with people who have lost views, and I applaud Councilman Kelly Boyd for initiating the effort to try to help, and the View Preservation Committee has worked long and hard to come up with as fair and as workable an ordinance as they could, never-the-less there...

Other Issues Merit Funding, Too

Editor, We need to un-link the revenue from the proposed village entrance parking structure from the revenue projected to be raised from raising rates on existing meters. These are completely separate.  Building a new structure does not generate the additional $2 million per year...

The Case for Measure CC

Editor, While I have read and heard reasonable arguments on both sides of Measure CC, surprisingly I have not heard anyone state the simple fact that this is a good time to be a buyer. We all know it is a tough economy right now, not such a good time to be a seller, and...

New Rules Dim Night Lighting

The city’s first outdoor-lighting ordinance that calls on neighbors to cooperate before complaining to police about glaring night lights was given the green light by the City Council Tuesday night. In a 3-2 vote, the council favored keeping lights low and shielded to avoid “light...