The battle is joined

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In August 2012, Current published the ballot for the city vs. town vs. reorganized city vote for the November 2012 election.

From there, a storm of meetings and conversations and forums brewed on the horizon.

I distinctly remember sitting in the Hamilton County Government and Judicial Center and listening to a long discussion on how voting blocs were going to be structured.

It was at that meeting that I started becoming more acquainted with the faces on the major sides of the issue, those for a city and those for a reorganized city.

As time went on, the battle for the future of Fishers’ government got ugly.

I think deep down we all hope that everyone can get along, but this is conflict and conflicts often get ugly.

It was a tough, fascinating process to cover, and I’m curious to see how or if the mayor’s race will mirror it.

With another candidate, Town Manager Scott Fadness, exploring the possibility of running, I wonder how long it will take for this battle to get ugly. After all, there is quite a lot at stake here in Fishers.

One of the things I’m quite curious about is whether or not Fishers having a mayor will change the political dynamics of Hamilton County.

Other notes from around Fishers

If you missed the Humane Society for Hamilton County’s Dog Day Afternoon featuring Woofstock event on Aug. 24, you missed out on a spectacle. That had to have been the most dogs I have ever seen in a single place, and it was for a great cause. There were tons of people crowding the grassy area between Town Hall and the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. It was a sight to see.

If you’d like to chat with me about politics, other things going on Fishers or would just like to say “hello” visit me at my coffee hours from 3 to 5 p.m. on Mondays at Hearthstone Coffee House & Pub.


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