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Campaign to restructure county government begins

Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters, center, speaks Tuesday at a press conference launching the "Advance Allen" campaign to restructure county government. (News-Sentinel photo by Kevin Leininger)
Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters, center, speaks Tuesday at a press conference launching the "Advance Allen" campaign to restructure county government. (News-Sentinel photo by Kevin Leininger)
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 02:57 pm
Supporters of a plan to restructure Allen County government Tuesday officially began a campaign they hope will end in voters' approval of the proposal Nov. 4.

County Commissioner Nelson said the "Advance Allen" campaign is intended to educate voters about the benefits of replacing the three commissioners with a single county executive while transferring legislative authority to a County Council expanded from seven to nine members. The change would improve representation and allow county government to respond more quickly, supporters say — especially when pursuing economic development opportunities.

If approved in November, the changes would take effect in 2018. More more information, go to www.advanceallen.com

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