The City of Indianapolis, Department of Public Works just issued the following statement to the Louisville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:
In recognition of the public concerns with the options presented by the Corp of Engineers Final Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS), the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW), in conjunction with Citizens Energy Group, has initiated an analysis of the “canal west bank” option. Based on preliminary findings, DPW has asked the Corp of Engineers to further study this option as a possible federal alternative for the flood damage reduction project. Additionally, DPW has officially requested that the Corp delay issuing a Record of Decision (ROD) indefinitely to allow for further discussion on the potential canal west bank option (which includes an indefinite extension of the comment period).
This request is currently under consideration by the USACE.
Technically the deadline for public comment is still TOMORROW, Thursday, October 31st! As such we’d encourage all neighbors to continue sending your personal opinions on the FSEIS to the USACE by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to City of Indianapolis – Mayor Greg Ballard‘s Chief of Staff Ryan.Vaughn@indy.gov.
For additional information on Floodwall plans visit http://butlertarkington.org/floodwall/.