Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On Who Talks And Who Listens At Meetings

Mar 23, 2017

The mayor says when groups like the Indiana Department of Transportation hold so-called "listening sessions," there's often little room for public input.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

This spring is dotted with important meetings in Crawfordsville – meetings which could help decide the near future of the city.

Whether it’s talking with state transportation leaders about how the city fits into the state’s long-term plans or meeting with parents concerned about greater incidence of students taking their own lives, the community has some important decisions to make.

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we talk with Crawfordsville’s Todd Barton about the stakes for a town that’s hoping for a rebirth.

We’ll also talk in this half-hour about tourism in Crawfordsville. There are several weekend festivals bringing people to town, but does it make sense to hold off on a few of them until all the Stellar Communities projects are done and the town’s facelift is complete?