Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On Abatements And A New EMA Home

Jun 22, 2017

The mayor has long-term plans for a new 50,000 square foot emergency management center.
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Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton has made visits this month to businesses granted tax abatements by the city.

It’s normal – required, in many cases – for some sort of check-in to happen, but on this week’s Ask The Mayor, we find out whether Mayor Barton thinks changes that could be afoot in the coming years thanks to Stellar Cities money may change the way the city looks at abatements.

Also on this week’s show, we check back in on the progress of the reconstituted Crawfordsville Human Rights Commission.

It had a hard time finding a diverse membership when the mayor announced two years ago he’d re-fill the board.

And now it’s had several months to address diversity complaints brought by city residents. So we ask whether the board has recommended any changes.