Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On Homestead Credit Hijinks

Oct 28, 2016

The mayor says rental owners in Crawfordsville have been gaming the system, costing his city money.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

Like a lot of college towns, Crawfordsville has a high percentage of rental properties – almost half the town’s residences are landlord-owned.

Also like a lot of college towns, the city sometimes has to crack down on owners of derelict properties which see more than their fair share of police calls.

This week on Ask The Mayor, we talk with Crawfordsville’s Todd Barton about how he’s trying to tackle that problem.

Also on this week’s show, the mayor – himself a consensus-building Republican -- hasn’t been keen on the idea of Donald Trump being his party’s standard-bearer in this year’s race.

With less than two weeks to go before the election is decided, we ask him what effect Trump has had on Crawfordsville -- and whether the real estate magnate will get his vote.