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 Post subject: Oprisko blowing smoke over Mayor's snowplow authority
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:28 am 
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The Times reports today that Mr. Oprisko is "reviewing state law to see if it was within the mayor's authority to dispatch the plows outside of the city without first running it by the council or getting approval from the Board of Public Works & Safety."

I wonder if he has the unilateral authority to hire outside attorney to conduct the research? If anyone needed legislative authority to spend money it is Oprisko, unless he used the city council's lawyer.

"He also planned to ask the Indiana State Board of Accounts whether it was allowed and to look into legal action." Lol. This just a face-saving measure. The state board isnt gonna reprimand the mayor.

"I'm going to look into whether he followed the proper protocol, whether he had the executive power to act alone," he said. "It shows an autocratic way of governing."

Autocratic? Why? Because the mayor failed secure Mr. Oprisko's blessing? He forgets who was elected mayor.

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