Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On The Balance Between State And Local Control

Feb 25, 2021

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: legislation making its way through this year’s session could impact the decision-making power of local government officials, on everything from handling future pandemics to enforcing current wind energy ordinances. What’s the best balance between broader state guidelines and keeping some control in the hands of mayors, county commissioners, and public health officers?

In our talk with Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton, we’ll discuss what’s ahead for Montgomery County as warmer weather approaches, COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up, case numbers drop, and possible spring and summer events –cancelled or postponed last year – are on the horizon.

Plus, we’ll hear more from the mayor on the future of a dispatch center proposal.