John Sedia will decide whether to renew his April 16 decision giving the Lake County Council control over purchasing and data processing, or to revise his ruling as requested by the Board of Commissioners.
The Lake County Council is preparing to move ahead with its takeover of the county's purchasing department from the Lake County Commissioners, despite a pending legal challenge aimed at stopping it.
The Lake County commissioners are asking Judge John Sedia to reconsider his April 16 ruling transferring control of the county's purchasing and data purchasing departments to the Lake County Council.
Matthew Fech, attorney for the county's three-member executive board, said Friday there is much more to the story than the sheriff disclosed in a news release blaming ICU Monitoring.
“ICU devices were tracking (Aaron) Collins’ movements for several days, but not once (were we) notified there was an escape ... until five days after he was released from (police),” Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. said.
In each of the instances, Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. said the escaped offenders who were on court-supervised release committed serious crimes.
The Lake County sheriff’s office is objecting to Lake County Commissioners agreeing to retain the county’s contractor for electronic monitoring of pretrial detainees for another two years.
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The commissioners are seeking to dismiss a lawsuit seeking clarification on whether council ordinances taking control of county government purchasing and data processing were legitimately vetoed.
The Lake County Commissioners unanimously rejected Friday an attempt by the Lake County Council to seize control of the county's purchasing and data processing departments.
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