As I begin to campaign for my next term as Mayor of Carmel, this is my response to Councilman Rick Sharp, my opponent in this election.

“I’m looking forward to a good discussion of the issues. This is our system. Every four years, the vote...

Sustainable Indiana 2016 and the Indiana Bicentennial Commission presented Mayor Jim Brainard and the city of Carmel its esteemed Bicentennial Green Legacy Community Award recently at the Sustainable Living Seminar hosted by Carmel Green Initiative at the Carmel Clay Public Library.

Carmel emerged with money in the bank in 2014, due to strong fiscal planning and despite struggles felt by many other cities across the country.

At the end of 2013, the General Fund Balance was $1.8 million. Strong...

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