Porter County Commissioners
Every 10 years, local elected leaders are charged with redistricting based on the annual census so voters have an even-handed voice in their community.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners headed off what promised to be a heated debate Tuesday when they postponed the unveiling of proposed new County Council districts.
VALPARAISO | The FBI reportedly has taken possession of records related to the Porter County Board of Commissioners' decision last year to switch the provider of wellness and clinic service for county employees.
VALPARAISO | An error by local election officials helped to trigger the hotly disputed rush underway by the Porter County Board of Commissioners to reconfigure four County Council districts about a month before the candidate filing process begins.
VALPARAISO | Local Democrats are questioning the fairness of a decision by the Republican-controlled Porter County Board of Commissioners to redistrict four County Council districts about a month before the candidate filing process begins.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has board positions that need to be filled in January.
VALPARAISO | Porter County government should expect to pay between $146,000 and $158,000 to prepare the third pod at the jail to house inmates after sitting vacant for its 11 years, according to a study unveiled Tuesday.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council approved a 2014 budget last week that exceeds incoming revenue, but the county's financial picture is even more bleak when considering the many financial challenges not even addressed.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners is working to implement a stormwater fee it hopes will provide more money for drainage projects and ease the county's growing financial woes.
VALPARAISO | A bipartisan group of Porter County officials pitched a last-minute 2014 budget proposal for employee pay raises of $1,500, while directing $10 million in saved income tax revenue and hospital sale interest money to cover a shortfall this year and balance the books next year.
VALPARAISO | A sudden rush by the Porter County Board of Commissioners to redistrict County Council district lines is causing concern among three of the council members looking at re-election bids next year.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Commissioners held a special meeting Wednesday morning to initiate a plan to prepare the third pod at the jail to house inmates.
Porter County Commissioner John Evans drew attention to Tuesday's implementation of the hotly debated Affordable Care Act before he and his two peers made changes of their own to the county health insurance plan in hopes of saving money.
VALPARAISO | Porter County officials are going to have to rely more on local income tax revenue and the interest money generated from the sale of the county hospital to keep operations going in 2014 and beyond.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner President John Evans, R-North, last week kicked off what promises to be a challenging budgeting period by offering an olive-branch over the divide between his board and the County Council.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday addressed the long-standing problem of overcrowding at the jail.
The Porter County Council agreed last week to spend $1.1 million in interest from the county's nest egg to fund equipment and software upgrades for the E-911 system. That's understandable.
Now that the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has added its voice in the lengthy conversation over conditions at the Porter County Jail, it's time for the Porter County Council and commissioners to finally settle on a plan to ease crowding there.
VALPARAISO | Porter County commissioners on Tuesday discussed two separate issues: the demolition of a former bakery building in the area of Ind. 49 and U.S. 30 and a new animal shelter at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners approved contributing $10,000 in local income tax money during each of the next two years to hire a part-time person to implement a 10-year plan to help end homelessness locally.
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