Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard: Making City Government Work


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When Greg Ballard was elected mayor of Indianapolis in 2008, he knew his job wouldn't be easy. Like so many cities in the U.S., Indianapolis was struggling to provide services and projecting a budget shortfall of 150 million dollars in 2012.

Unlike most other cities, however, Indianapolis has become more efficient over the past four years. Under Ballard's leadership, the city pursued a variety of innovative approaches, including a partnership with a private firm to manage the city's water and waste water, that have improved services and restored the city's financial health.

Reason TV's Paul Feine sat down with Ballard to learn more about how he's making city government do more with less while day-to-day life for Indy residents.

About 5 minutes. Produced by Paul Feine and Alex Manning