1) What do you offer as a candidate
Susie Day - City-County Council District
1) What do you offer as a
I offer a long history of service to my community and a passion
for the people of District 20. A forty-year resident of Beech Grove, I worked with the PTA and booster sports
when my children were in school, served on the Beech Grove City Council, and
served on the Perry Township Board before joining the City-County Council. The south
side is my home, and my constituents are my neighbors, and it is a great honor
to serve them.
2) What does your district
most need from the City Council?
Continued representation that will work along side the council
and Mayor Ballard to keep moving Indianapolis
and MarionCounty on the right direction.
3) What's your opinion of
the 2012 budget proposed by the mayor?
This is the fourth honestly balanced budget proposed by Mayor
Ballard, and I am proud to support the fiscal restraint that has kept our city
afloat the last four years. In the middle of the worst economy since the
Great Depression, Mayor Ballard and this Council have improved local government
while property taxes are down a third for most homeowners.
4) What is your position
on a comprehensive smoking ban?
I support the compromise now in place that protects the freedom
of private property owners and protects children from the effects of smoke.
Private property is a cornerstone of democracy, and private business
owners should be able to choose what legal activities they will allow on their
5) Do you think the city needs
more police officers?
Crime is down in Indianapolis and the budget is balanced - I am
looking forward to the next recruit class and adding more police officers to
6) Do you support increased funding for
I support the right of the voters to decide the answer to that
question. Because we are in a tough
economy and a lot of our constituents are hurting, we need to think long and
hard about how improvements to our system will be funded, and taxpayers should
have a direct say through a referendum.
7) Do you think the streets and
sidewalks in your district are in good shape?
Thanks to the once-in-a-generation work from the Rebuild Indy
project, our streets and sidewalks are being improved everyday. This type
of unprecedented investment in infrastructure was desperately overdue, and it
is important that we support Mayor Ballard in protecting the Rebuild Indy fund
and ensure it is dedicated to infrastructure repair.
8) Name one project that would most
benefit your district?
The "Rebuild Indy" project will benefit my district greatly.
9) What question do you
wish we'd asked?
I wish you'd asked about my family. I've been married to
my husband Harold for 18 years. I have three children, and we are blessed
with 3 grandchildren. We enjoy spending time together in Beech Grove and
our annual trip to the GreatSmokeyMountains.