Mayor Pete Buttigieg: No easy calls

Erin Blasko
South Bend Tribune

OUTH BEND - After cruising to victory last November with 74 percent of the vote, newly elected South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg entered office in January promising to change the way local government works, to make it more transparent, efficient, and responsive to the needs of residents and the business community.

To that end, the 30-year-old Harvard University graduate and former Rhodes scholar updated the city's phone and e-mail systems; created a new city website; conducted a series of "Mayor's Night Out" and "Mayor's Night In" events; convened a local economic summit; and formed a task force to begin to tackle the problem of vacant and abandoned housing in the city.

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