Although he says he may vote for the transit referendum, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett still won’t encourage residents to support the measure this November.

Hogsett made the comments Monday shortly after appearing at a labor rally on the near west side.

Marion County voters are being asked to support a one quarter of one percent tax increase to the tune of 25 cents for every $100.  Supporters say the tax increase is needed to expand bus service, while critics argue the current plan does not expand transit where it is needed the most.

You can hear the Mayor’s comments in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.  He also discusses the budget, the city’s growing crime rate as well as his support for Evan Bayh in the U.S. Senate race.