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.
A Lake County judge soon will decide whether the county council or board of county commissioners is legally entitled to control county government purchasing and data processing.
Senate Enrolled Act 35 reinstates the process for the Lake County Commissioners to veto an ordinance approved by the Lake County Council, and for the council to override the commissioners' veto.
The legal issue at the center of an unprecedented lawsuit filed by the Lake County Council against the Lake County Commissioners could be resolved by the Indiana General Assembly.
Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. is asserting his equipment purchase requests — deferred Wednesday by the county commissioners — are essential for maintaining public safety.
The Lake County Council isn't sure it has the power to override a veto by the Lake County Commissioners. But the council went ahead Tuesday and did it anyway.
The ongoing separation-of-powers dispute between the Lake County Council and the Lake County Commissioners is heading to court — just not in the way anyone expected.
The Lake County Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to seize control of county purchasing from the Lake County Commissioners.
The Lake County Council is set to preliminarily approve ordinances Tuesday taking control of county purchasing and data processing from the Lake County Commissioners.
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