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2020 Budget Preview and Town Hall

Slides from 2020 Budget Preview TownHall2019

Video can be seen on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DullumforCountyCouncil/

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Town Hall

I’ll be holding a town hall August 22nd at the West Lafayette Public Library, Elm Room at 6:30pm to talk about the budgeting process, 2019 budget, and 2020 budget.

Purdue Student ID

Voting is THE foundational right in a democracy. I am glad Purdue will be adding expiration dates to their IDs but we need a better solution for current students than a $10 charge to update their IDs. I look forward to learning more at Thursday’s Board of Elections meeting.

Carroll County Jail

When people ask me about the big issues facing the County Council, I always mention overcrowding at our jail. Changes to state law have impacted county jails throughout Indiana. Nearby Carroll County has decided to build a new jail. We expect a report with recommendations for Tippecanoe County Jail this summer.

https://www.wlfi.com/content/news/Carroll-County-is-getting-a-new-jail-507696551.html?fbclid=IwAR0UuyBqS_M7fIRRmj7gloAutpJRBCT9T3xj2x6eI4Qg-s9vncDffKKhS0c#.XJwk77IwTR0.facebook

 

County Jail Crisis

When I met with fellow county councilors from throughout Indiana last December, a problem that I heard over and over again was that county jails were overcrowded. Here in Tippecanoe, our jail is very near capacity and last year a study was commissioned to make recommendations for improvements. It is expected to be presented before we begin the 2020 budget session that happens in September. Here is some background:

https://www.vera.org/in-our-backyards-stories/crisis-at-the-crossroads-of-america?fbclid=IwAR0w4NotnrjkIL8IU3oWc1BBDqIReJzjSMFDj8lYGwTcp8Cr2IRUi3Hct8E