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Last modified: Monday, December 10, 2007

Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform to release report tomorrow

Gov. Kernan, Chief Justice Shepard to present Commissionís recommendations

MEDIA REMINDER
Dec. 10, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Governor Joe Kernan and Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard, co-chairs of the Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform, will hold five news conferences around the state to present the Commission's report "Streamlining Local Government: We've got to stop governing like this."

Developed with assistance from the Indiana University Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, the report recommends steps to make Indiana's local government more efficient, effective, understandable and accountable.

The news conferences will be held tomorrow, Dec. 11, 2007, in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Gary and Evansville. December 11 is Statehood Day, commemorating the day in 1816 when Indiana became the 19th state to join the Union.

Electronic copies of the report will be distributed via e-mail and posted on the Commission Web site at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow. Paper copies will be available at each of the local press conferences.

What: Presentation of the Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform's report, "Streamlining Local Government: We've got to stop governing like this"

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 11

Places and times:

  • Indianapolis, 8:30 a.m. (EST), Office of the Governor
  • Fort Wayne, 10:30 a.m. (EST), Fort Wayne International Airport, lobby of Mercury Air FBO
  • South Bend, 12:30 p.m. (EST), South Bend Regional Airport, Corporate Wings conference room
  • Gary, 1:30 p.m. (CST), Gary/Chicago International Airport, Gary Airport Authority conference room
  • Evansville, 4:30 p.m. (CST), Evansville Regional Airport, Airport Authority Administration board room

In the event of inclement weather that prevents the Commission chairs from holding news conferences outside the Indianapolis area, statewide media will be given instructions for participating in a Web-based video presentation and online interviews.

In July 2007, Governor Mitch Daniels formed the bipartisan Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform and named former Governor Joe Kernan and Chief Justice Randall Shepard as its co-chairs. The Indiana University Center for Urban Policy and the Environment staffs the Commission.

For more information, visit the Commission's public information Web site at http://indianalocalgovreform.iu.edu/.