Co-Location Approved By Allen County Council

By Scott Sarvay

June 18, 2010 Updated Apr 15, 2010 at 12:34 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A plan for city and county government to share space in a pair of downtown buildings clears its biggest obstacle Thursday, when Allen County Council voted to approve funding for co-location.

It was proposed the county back out of the plan, but that failed and the seven-member panel voted unanimously to commit three million dollars to allow government offices to be split between the renaissance square building and city-county building.

Allen County Council Member At-Large Paul Moss still believes the effort needs more transparency.

Moss says, “Particularly with regards to the dollar figures. I think that there's going to be some surprises along the way for folks, in terms of the cost of this project. I think it's going to go up dramatically as time goes on and that's really very unfortunate. Um, but I think that the council will keep a close eye on that."

City Council and Mayor Tom Henry still must formally endorse the co-location plan before it is finalized.

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