Voters will decide fate of single-county executive

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  The local election board has made its decision: This fall, voters will decide whether to make big changes to the structure of Allen County’s government.

The November ballot will allow residents to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to creating a single-county executive. The move would replace the current three commissioners in Allen County with one person, and expand the number of County Council representatives from seven to nine.

The county level would then function much like the city with one executive and a council. If voters pass this measure, people won’t actually vote for that executive until the 2018 election. That person would then take office in January of 2019.

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