Northwest Indiana Cities and Towns

Indiana Cities and Towns

News today that affects our clients and potential clients:

“When asked what Northwest Indiana supporters of the Kernan-Shepard recommendations can do to promote his plans, Daniels’ said, “Make noise, please.”

Daniels’ push for implementing the recommendations of the Kernan-Shepard commission came just days after Senate legislation to enact the reforms was amended to exclude Lake County from a key provision to replace county commissioners with a single county executive.” From the Times

Hammond and Whiting discussing consolidating some services.

St. John and Dyer head to court over annexation battle.

Mayor of Portage still committed to consolidating 911 with county dispatch, to save money and to increase public safety. Head of fire union speaks out about not being included earlier.


Indiana HEA 1001 Resources and Links

As soon as we started posting stories and commentary on Indiana House Bill 1001 we got requests for links to resources online for Indiana Cities, Towns and Counties.

Indiana Association of Cities and Towns – most visitors here are probably already members, a couple presentations on this site deemed useful in the early days of the rollout of HEA 1001.   Legislative Wrap-up Presentation.

Indiana Department of Education – memo on effects of HEA 1001

Indiana County Commissioners review of House Bill 1001 and county budgets in 2009 and 2010.

Indiana Planning review of effects on Redevelopment, TIF’s going forward

Update:  We’ll keep expanding and adding to this list as we get county and municipality specific reports in during the second half of 2008.  If you need assistance reviewing your budgets (required by the new law) or estimating the impact of HEA 1001 please call 219-736-1800 or email: today.