Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The "Turf War" Has Ended

Earlier today I posted about the turf war in Lake County: how Sheriff Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez's work-release workers had stopped cutting the lawn in front of the Lake County Community Corrections program. I'm happy to say that the turf war has ended, and the grass has been mowed (I checked myself).

From the NWI Times:
"Lake County Commissioners and the sheriff declared a truce in their month-long battle over space for the sheriff's jail, work-release program and Lake County Community Corrections, an alternative sentencing program for state prisoners.

The Lake County Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday they will cancel plans to reduce the sheriff's work-release program space within the former Parramore Hospital, located near the county's government complex.

Instead, they will give the sheriff the entire Parramore building.

Commissioners will move the state-run Community Corrections program out of Parramore and into the upper floors of the Westwind Building, a former county-run nursing home and a nearby county-owned two-story house.

Both the sheriff, commissioners and community corrections officials declared themselves pleased with the compromise, which will cost county taxpayers around $150,000 to renovate the space within Westwind."

This comes shortly after the news that agencies within the Westwind Building will be moving to another location (myself included).


Daltonsbriefs said...

Great coverage dan, these Lake County Democrats are a mess. What makes me sad though, is that the Republicans in Lake County are just as bad these days.

prayeramedic said...

I agree, Steve. Why can't we get some decent leadership in Lake County?