September 20, 2019

Fishers “Rubber Stamp” City Council

Our Fishers City Council makes final decisions on a variety of issues that impact all of us. Mayor Fadness and City Staff first provide a recommendation before each City Council vote is taken. It is the decision of each City Council member to vote Aye to approve the recommendation or Nay to oppose it. Here are the voting outcomes of …

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September 4, 2019

The Myth of Fishers’ Finances

MYTH: The City of Fishers is financially stable. FACT:  Fishers’ debt has increased over 91% in the past 8 years. The amount of debt has increased much faster than the city’s population growth during this time. Today, each Fishers resident would have to pay $1,000 more to pay off the city’s debts compared to 8 years ago. Fishers has a …

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July 30, 2019

The Myth of Fishers Democrats

MYTH: There are very few Democrats who live in Fishers. FACT: There are many, many more than it may seem. I’ve heard the jokes too. How many Fishers Democrats does it take to screw in a lightbulb? All seven of them. When do Fishers Democrats hold their monthly meetings? As soon as the other one arrives. All the Fishers Democrats …

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July 20, 2019

Fishers City Council Needs Our Help

Our City Council’s job is to represent and serve all Fishers residents effectively. Yesterday, the Indianapolis City-County Council gave us another reminder that Fishers City Council isn’t representing and serving us as well as it should. These two disparate quotes demonstrate that servant-leadership is truly missing in Fishers. INDIANAPOLIS: “Our job, as I understand it, is to be representatives to …

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July 6, 2019

Our City’s Heart

Our city’s “heart” is not well. I’m talking about Fishers’ soul, our sense of pride, our care for one another, our togetherness. The recent flag burning in downtown Fishers was another sad incident in a series of community concerns. Incidents like these damage our community, especially when they stack heavily upon each other. Although this has been the first flag …

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June 16, 2019

Affordable Housing Must Be a Top Priority

I’ve talked to HSE educators recently and the lack of affordable housing in Fishers is a top concern for them. Friends, this is a community issue that cannot be ignored. We are proud of the great quality of our schools. We value our teachers and their role in the development and success of our young people. The trouble is, many …

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May 18, 2019

The Value of Fishers’ Heritage

Fishers, Indiana, Train Station, Hamilton County, Heritage

Heritage is a feeling of identity and tradition that passes down from one generation to another. It’s something you can feel when you stroll down the streets of a downtown or a quaint neighborhood. You can admire it in older architecture, hear it in dialects and see it in the friendly faces you encounter in the community. Where is Fishers’ …

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May 8, 2019

At Our Best When We Celebrate Diversity

Hamilton Southeaster School District Discrimination Policy, Fishers, HSE

I am a 20-year resident of Fishers and a local business owner. I have served as a strong advocate for the entrepreneurial and creative culture of Fishers. Local businesses try to recruit top-notch talent to come to our community and they try to persuade our hometown talent to stay. Because of Hamilton Southeastern Schools’ excellence, the best and brightest are …

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April 3, 2019

Where Did the Local Small Businesses Go?

How have small businesses fared in the midst of Fishers’ downtown Nickel Plate District new development and construction? At least 20 small businesses in a six-block area have experienced a major disruption. Some establishments have closed, some have relocated and some are still up in the air. Together, these local businesses were the heart of downtown Fishers. Where Are They …

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