The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Afternoons with Amos ambitious series of Candidate Tuesday interviews continues. Again this week concentrating on the city/county minority-majority districts. Council candidates from the following Districts 11, 13, 14 and 17 appeared. Here’s basic information about the Districts.
Council District 11, which includes the west side of downtown, Indiana Avenue, IUPUI, Haughville, UNWA, Riverside, Eagledale, Old Northside, Fall Creek Place neighborhoods The District is. 37.4% White, 10.7% Hispanic, 51.9% Black.
Council District 13 includes Eastern Forest Manor, the Devon and Devington neighborhoods, and areas of the far eastside. The district includes neighborhoods north of I-70, south of 46th Street, east of Emerson and west of Post Road. The District is 25.7% White; 68.7% Black; 6.9% Hispanic.
Council District 14, encompasses southeastern Lawrence Township and Northeastern Warren Township. Neighborhoods in the area bounded by 21st Street on the South, 46th Street on the north, Post Road on the West and the Hancock County Line on the east. The District is – 26.4% White, 63.0% Black; 12.9% Hispanic.
Council District 17, which includes the neighborhoods of eastern part of downtown, the near east side, Brookside Park, Martindale Brightwood, the southern part of Forest Manor. The district stretches as far east as Emerson, as far north as 34th and as far south as Washington and Prospect Streets. The District is – 40.9% white; 51.9% Black; 8.2% Hispanic.
The four Democratic incumbents and one Republican challenger expressed their views on a wide range of issues especially creating jobs in their districts, requiring more city contracts be done with contractors based in Marion County or who hire Marion County workers. Candidates also discussed the continuing problem of abandoned homes and property and what needs to be done. Crime, body and dashcams for police and public safety and infrastructure was also discussed. As were the issues of public subsidies to the Pacers and the Colts, Mayor Ballard’s efforts on electric cars, responsibility of City-County Councilors to their districts and much, much more.
(Interview with Republican Candidates In Districts 11, 13, 14 and 17 Starts At 03:46 Mark On PODCAST Media Player).Though all four Republican candidates in the four districts were invited, only District 11 Candidate Remington O’Guin appeared. Invited but no shows were Repubican District 13 Candidate Terri Miller-Penquite; Republican District 14 Candidate Terry Dove and Republican District 17 Candidate Sally Spiers.
(Interview with Democratic Candidates In Districts 11, 13, 14 and 17 Starts At 41:51 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). Vop Osili is the Democratic candidate in Council District 11. The Rev. Stephen Clay is the Democratic Candidate in Council District 13. LaKeisha Jackson is the Democratic Candidate in Council District 14. Zach Adamson is the Democratic Candidate in Council District 17. All four appeared on the program.
The Afternoons With Amos PODCAST For Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Runs 96 Minutes. ©2015 WTLC/Radio One. PODCAST Starts After Brief Video Ad.