CHICAGO -- When Stephen Goldsmith is sworn in as mayor of Indianapolis on Jan. 1, he will have to perform a balancing act between a full agenda of big-ticket bond-financed projects and his promise to reduce the size of city government.

Mr. Goldsmith, who was Marion County prosecutor from 1979 to 1990, defeated state Sen. Louis Mahern, D-Indianapolis, in the Nov. 4 election.

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