As a transplant to Indianapolis, one of the most obvious obstacles with changing our city reputation into a young, cool tech city is potholes. From the street I live on to the rear alley, all the way into downtown for work, it’s like dodging land mines. There are other cities in our region who don’t have this problem as well as newer technologies we can invest in as a city, and I would love to see solutions for this. No matter what companies, restaurants, and events we can recruit, it will be damaged by our pothold situation.
Lastly, if my street had a true sidewalk, and street cleaning, I would be more comfortable walking my dog, and getting to know my neighbors than to load and drive him to a nicer area with sidewalks. If there was a way to divert taxes more locally to fix my own neighborhood, I would be happy to contribute even more.