Ask The Mayor

Benjamin Thorp

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Each week, WBAA's news team chats with the mayor of a West Central Indiana community on Ask The Mayor. It's a discussion about the most pressing civic and social issues of the day and a chance to let citizens get to know their elected leaders a little better.E-mail questions for any of the mayors to ask@wbaa.org.

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90 episodes

Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette’s John Dennis defends ordinance penalizing panhandling along city streets

Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette’s John Dennis defends ordinance penalizing panhandling along city streets

8m
Dec 01
Ask the Mayor: Crawfordsville’s Todd Barton discusses plans for new early learning facility and hopes of addressing region's “childcare desert”

Ask the Mayor: Crawfordsville’s Todd Barton discusses plans for new early learning facility and hopes of addressing region's “childcare desert”

8m
Nov 23
Ask the Mayor: Frankfort’s Judy Sheets talks about the theft of some of the city’s new automated trash totes

Ask the Mayor: Frankfort’s Judy Sheets talks about the theft of some of the city’s new automated trash totes

8m
Nov 17
Ask the Mayor: Lafayette’s Tony Roswarski discusses Tuesday’s election results

Ask the Mayor: Lafayette’s Tony Roswarski discusses Tuesday’s election results

8m
Nov 10
Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette’s John Dennis discusses possibility of losing BMV location within city

Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette’s John Dennis discusses possibility of losing BMV location within city

8m
Nov 03
Ask the Mayor: Crawfordsville’s Todd Barton plans to attract remote workers to the city

Ask the Mayor: Crawfordsville’s Todd Barton plans to attract remote workers to the city

1s
Oct 27
Ask the Mayor: Frankfort’s Judy Sheets discusses READI grant funding and the impact of inflation on the city budget

Ask the Mayor: Frankfort’s Judy Sheets discusses READI grant funding and the impact of inflation on the city budget

8m
Oct 20
Ask the Mayor: Lafayette’s Mayor Tony Roswarski on incentivizing remote workers to move into Lafayette

Ask the Mayor: Lafayette’s Mayor Tony Roswarski on incentivizing remote workers to move into Lafayette

8m
Oct 12
Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette’s John Dennis discusses struggle with Alzheimer’s: “I’m experiencing a little more challenges”

Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette’s John Dennis discusses struggle with Alzheimer’s: “I’m experiencing a little more challenges”

8m
Oct 06
Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette’s John Dennis discusses struggle with Alzheimer’s: “I’m experiencing a little more challenges”

Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette’s John Dennis discusses struggle with Alzheimer’s: “I’m experiencing a little more challenges”

8m
Oct 06
Ask the Mayor: Crawfordsville’s Todd Barton discusses why he plans to nix ordinance restricting the use of drones

Ask the Mayor: Crawfordsville’s Todd Barton discusses why he plans to nix ordinance restricting the use of drones

8m
Sep 29
Ask the Mayor: Frankfort’s Judy Sheets discusses how opioid settlement funds will come to the city

Ask the Mayor: Frankfort’s Judy Sheets discusses how opioid settlement funds will come to the city

8m
Sep 15
Ask the Mayor: Lafayette’s Tony Roswarski discusses Wal-Mart shooting and crime reduction beyond law enforcement

Ask the Mayor: Lafayette’s Tony Roswarski discusses Wal-Mart shooting and crime reduction beyond law enforcement

8m
Sep 08
Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette’s John Dennis discusses the city’s continued growth - and how officials are preparing for it

Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette’s John Dennis discusses the city’s continued growth - and how officials are preparing for it

8m
Sep 01
Ask the Mayor: Frankfort’s Judy Sheets discusses city’s move to automated trash pickup

Ask the Mayor: Frankfort’s Judy Sheets discusses city’s move to automated trash pickup

8m
Aug 18
Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette’s John Dennis discusses SkyWater’s $1.8 billion investment

Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette’s John Dennis discusses SkyWater’s $1.8 billion investment

8m
Aug 04
Ask the Mayor: Frankfort’s Judy Sheets on the retirement of Deputy Chief Jim Skinner after 42 years

Ask the Mayor: Frankfort’s Judy Sheets on the retirement of Deputy Chief Jim Skinner after 42 years

8m
Jul 21
Ask the Mayor: Lafayette’s Tony Roswarski on Mayor John Dennis’s early-onset Alzheimer's diagnosis, Indiana’s post-Roe landscape

Ask the Mayor: Lafayette’s Tony Roswarski on Mayor John Dennis’s early-onset Alzheimer's diagnosis, Indiana’s post-Roe landscape

8m
Jul 14
Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette’s John Dennis on reactions to his early-onset Alzheimer's diagnosis

Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette’s John Dennis on reactions to his early-onset Alzheimer's diagnosis

8m
Jul 07
Ask the Mayor: Crawfordsville’s Todd Barton discusses meeting local housing needs and the Republican Party convention

Ask the Mayor: Crawfordsville’s Todd Barton discusses meeting local housing needs and the Republican Party convention

8m
Jun 23
Ask the Mayor: Frankfort’s Judy Sheets discusses park vandalism and snowplow shortages

Ask the Mayor: Frankfort’s Judy Sheets discusses park vandalism and snowplow shortages

8m
Jun 16
Ask the Mayor: Lafayette’s Tony Roswarski on passing a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis

Ask the Mayor: Lafayette’s Tony Roswarski on passing a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis

8m
Jun 09
Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette’s John Dennis on installing cameras to capture license plates around the city

Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette’s John Dennis on installing cameras to capture license plates around the city

8m
Jun 02
Ask the Mayor: Crawfordsville’s Todd Barton on the potential development of “hundreds” of homes and apartments

Ask the Mayor: Crawfordsville’s Todd Barton on the potential development of “hundreds” of homes and apartments

29m
May 26
Ask the Mayor: Frankfort’s Judy Sheets on how annexation will impact city budgets and the need for more police

Ask the Mayor: Frankfort’s Judy Sheets on how annexation will impact city budgets and the need for more police

29m
May 19
Ask the Mayor: Lafayette’s Tony Roswarski on the struggle to fill open positions and efforts to keep Lafayette affordable

Ask the Mayor: Lafayette’s Tony Roswarski on the struggle to fill open positions and efforts to keep Lafayette affordable

29m
May 12
Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette’s John Dennis on a tax abatement for Rolls-Royce and the city’s reasoning behind paying stipends to attract remote workers

Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette’s John Dennis on a tax abatement for Rolls-Royce and the city’s reasoning behind paying stipends to attract remote workers

29m
May 05