Mincing no words, leaders of the Democratic majority on the City-County Council slammed Mayor Greg Ballard’s criticism of the Council’s passage of a 2013 City-County Budget.  And Council President Ballard also strongly criticized the Mayor for his refusal to not get personally engaged in the budget process; refusing to personally reach out to Council leaders […]

With the refusal of Mayor Greg Ballard to speak to the Black community through Black media about the biggest budget crisis to Indianapolis in decades, City-County Council President Maggie Lewis appeared on Afternoons with Amos doing what Mayor Ballard refuses to do. Answer Indianapolis residents questions and concerns about Indy’s 2013 deficit ridden budget.Joined by […]

ANALYSIS: Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard has presented his 2013 Budget for the City of Indianapolis and Marion County to the City-County Council.  The  controversial budget includes recommendations to eliminate a property tax savings for middle and lower income homeowners that would become a full fledged property tax increase.  After recently jacking up the salaries of […]

The Leaders of Indianapolis’ City-County Council appeared on Afternoons with Amos talking frankly about Indianapolis’ growing budget crisis. Council President Maggie Lewis, Vice-President Brian Mahern and Majority Leader Vernon Brown told Amos and listeners that Mayor Ballard’s Administration has not been fully forthcoming about the reasons the city’s facing a $50/$70 million deficit, including a […]

The majority of Oakland’s libraries are in danger of having their doors shut, as Mayor Jean Quan tackles with budget proposals to handle the city’s $58 million deficit. One of them is the African American Museum And Library, which is home to rare books, papers and memorabilia documenting black life in the Bay Area since […]