The Marion County Democratic Party appears headed for significant change, with Mayor Joe Hogsett advocating for an end to pre-primary endorsements and some Black Democrats separately demanding the county party chair resign immediately.
Citizens Energy teams with city, state leaders to announce trio of lawsuits aimed at ‘bad actor’ apartment owners
The city of Indianapolis, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita’s office and local utility Citizens Energy Group on Wednesday announced a trio of lawsuits targeting the owners of several dilapidated apartment complexes.
Citizens Energy Group has filed suit against the owners of three Indianapolis apartment complexes over more than $1.3 million in unpaid utility bills, alleging they defrauded both the energy giant and residents.
Indianapolis has long struggled to rein in dilapidated housing complexes owned by absentee, typically out-of-state, landlords. It’s slogging through lengthy lawsuits with the owners of multiple troubled properties, and officials say there’s another filing ready to go unless a new owner takes over an infamously rundown complex. A pair of state-level moves in landlord-friendly Indiana also are hampering attempts to protect renters, city officials say.