|Hogsett At Mt. Zion|
On Friday, Hogsett took the Oath of Office in a public, bi-partisan swearing-in ceremony. In his speech, Hogsett stressed the themes of his One City transition: unity and bi-partisanship. Hogsett clearly believes working together to solve our city's problems is better than working apart and trying to claim political wins over the other side.
Saturday, after meeting with a variety of agencies, Hogsett held a news conference setting the agenda for his first few weeks in office from a crime-fighting standpoint. Working with federal, state, and local agencies, Hogsett said he was targeting 1,400 criminals with open warrants in 100 days. He also said that more beat officers would hit the streets in high-crime areas and that IMPD would be meeting monthly with the community to address concerns.
Also, Hogsett was spotted on Saturday cheering on Richard Propes in his fundraiser for the Legacy House. Propes, a longtime advocate against child abuse, did 122 laps around Monument Circle in memory of 122 young victims of violence.
Hogsett ended his day at the Pacers game as the city's NBA franchise defeated the Detroit Pistons. He did a special interview available at Pacers.com.
On Sunday, Mayor Hogsett went to church appearing at congregations across the City of Indianapolis.
It's the kind of energy you'd expect from Hogsett who, on the campaign trail, crisscrossed Indianapolis tirelessly. It's a departure from his predecessor who, at times, would disappear from the scene for days at a time.
Hogsett will be visible, accessible, approachable, and available.