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Kokomo is ranked as one of the five best Indiana cities for young families. San Francisco-based Apartment List Rentonomics recently examined Indiana cities and ranked the top fifteen. Their analysis was centered on four factors identified as most important to young families: Safety, Housing Cost, School Quality and Child Friendliness. Read More
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The City of Kokomo Department of Development will hold two public hearings and one additional public meeting for determining funding allocations for the 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan and 2015-2019 Consolidated Action Plan. The City prepares the Consolidated Action Plan every five years to determine community needs and priorities for the allocation of future CDBG funding. The purpose of this meeting is to explain the process of the Consolidated Action Plan and Annual Action Plan to interested persons, agencies, service providers and citizens and seek their input in formulating these plans. Read More
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The City of Kokomo has filed legal action against Director David Kane and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security seeking declaratory and injunctive relief in an effort to continue building the Kokomo Municipal Stadium.

The complaint, filed in the Marion County Environmental Court, states that, “IDHS has no right to prevent the proposed construction on the Parcels that comply with the Agreed Terms. The Agreed Terms, which IDHS and the City agreed to govern the future use of the Parcels, allow the City to build on the Parcels pursuant to and consistent with the Redesign.”  The stadium project encompasses approximately 70 total parcels—eight of which have had construction halted due to IDHS.

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The City of Kokomo has been awarded an additional $1.7 million for its program to remove blighted and uninhabitable structures throughout the city. The funds will be added to the $1.3 million Kokomo was awarded last year.

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann announced that Kokomo’s second proposal for funding via the Hardest Hit Fund - Blight Elimination Program was approved. The City of Kokomo has received a total of $3,084,000 through the program. Read More
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