Allen County Government An Insider’s Look at County Government
History of County Government <ul><li>1851 Charter </li></ul><ul><li>Developed as part of the Indiana Constitution </li></u...
History of County Government <ul><li>Creates Constitutional Offices (Defined by term limitations) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Au...
History of County Government <ul><li>Creates Non-Constitutional Offices (Established by state statute) </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Bad News <ul><li>Increasing Public Safety costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prosecution of criminals  (Cost?) </li></ul></ul><ul...
Financial =  $5,193,591 Misc. Services =  $5,844,506 Operations = $15,529,401 Law Enforcement/Judicial = $58,560,287 Total...
<ul><li>Amount collected in taxes doesn’t even cover amount necessary to fund public safety. </li></ul><ul><li>2008 Genera...
Bad News <ul><li>Outside of Public Safety, counties are responsible for much more than other governing entities: </li></ul...
Bad News <ul><li>Annexations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Street miles lost  (Aboite Annexation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CEDIT...
Good News <ul><li>Professionalism of Elected Officials & Department Heads </li></ul><ul><li>Progressive County Council </l...
Good News Who is spending?
Future of County Government <ul><li>Unlikely; total consolidation </li></ul><ul><li>Likely; consolidation of functions; </...
Future of County Government <ul><li>Consolidation of Areas where economies of scale will dictate savings </li></ul><ul><ul...
Future of County Government <ul><li>Legislative initiatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HEA 1362 (Government Reorganization; 200...
Future of County Government <ul><li>Government Efficiencies Study Group </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Ribbon Committee </li></ul>...
Future of County Government <ul><li>What’s on the radar? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fort-to-Port </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Map...
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  1. 1. Allen County Government An Insider’s Look at County Government
  2. 2. History of County Government <ul><li>1851 Charter </li></ul><ul><li>Developed as part of the Indiana Constitution </li></ul><ul><li>Creates four branches of government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Judicial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiscal </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. History of County Government <ul><li>Creates Constitutional Offices (Defined by term limitations) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Auditor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treasurer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clerk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sheriff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recorder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coroner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveyor (Constitutional but not defined by term limits) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. History of County Government <ul><li>Creates Non-Constitutional Offices (Established by state statute) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Commissioners (elected from districts on an at-Large basis) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Township Assessors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>County Council ( 4 elected by district, 3 at-Large) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prosecutor </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Bad News <ul><li>Increasing Public Safety costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prosecution of criminals (Cost?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Superior and Circuit Court </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sheriff’s Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Probation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Costs have gone from 40% of budget in 1991 to 69% in 2008. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Financial = $5,193,591 Misc. Services = $5,844,506 Operations = $15,529,401 Law Enforcement/Judicial = $58,560,287 Total 2008 Budget = $85,127,785 2008 General Fund Budget
  7. 7. <ul><li>Amount collected in taxes doesn’t even cover amount necessary to fund public safety. </li></ul><ul><li>2008 General Fund Revenue Estimate </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bad News <ul><li>Outside of Public Safety, counties are responsible for much more than other governing entities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Child Welfare (budget numbers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>County Roads </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Bad News <ul><li>Annexations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Street miles lost (Aboite Annexation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CEDIT and COIT dollars lost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Population/Services provided by the county don’t decrease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jail </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prosecutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Roads to plow </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move to distribution of revenues based on services provided? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Good News <ul><li>Professionalism of Elected Officials & Department Heads </li></ul><ul><li>Progressive County Council </li></ul><ul><li>Strong legislative delegation </li></ul><ul><li>Development of best practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regionalizing efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative purchasing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrating services where it makes sense </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Good News Who is spending?
  12. 12. Future of County Government <ul><li>Unlikely; total consolidation </li></ul><ul><li>Likely; consolidation of functions; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Homeland Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Land Use Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>911 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highway/Streets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parks </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Future of County Government <ul><li>Consolidation of Areas where economies of scale will dictate savings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Clinics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Savings Accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Early retirement options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worker’s Compensation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Liability Insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fuel Costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Postage </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Future of County Government <ul><li>Legislative initiatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HEA 1362 (Government Reorganization; 2006) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HEA 1478 (Property Taxes; 2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HB 1001 (Budget Bill; 2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SB 17 (Tax Incremental Financing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SB 18 (Limitations on debt) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Fix </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow budget increases of no more than a factor of the current budget X increase in population X increase in CPI. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Future of County Government <ul><li>Government Efficiencies Study Group </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Ribbon Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Future of County Government <ul><li>What’s on the radar? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fort-to-Port </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maplecrest Road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Corrections Building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shovel Ready Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnerships with City government </li></ul></ul>
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