Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Utility Rate Hikes, Crime And A Zip Line

Apr 20, 2017

Credit City of Frankfort

The City of Frankfort is touting its ranking as the 50th safest city in Indiana.

But how do the calculations from the National Council for Home Safety and Security line up with the city's own data which showed a 12 percent increase in overall drug violation arrests and a 47 percent increase in drunk driving arrests in 2016?

Also, can the city's focus on downtown revitalization projects, such as a new public open space alongside the proposed Nickel Plate Flats apartments, stimulate needed improvements in other neighborhoods?

This week on WBAA's Ask The Mayor, we ask Frankfort's Chris McBarnes about those topics, and the price of progress. A fee increase is on the way for customers of Frankfort's electric utility. And McBarnes says a sewer rate hike is likely in the future.

Plus, the buzz about a zip line coming to a city park.