COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Mayor Jim Fleck told the townâ€™s Common Council Tuesday night that state lawmakers have their hands full with legislation during the 2011 legislative session â€” and that much of the items being discussed involve local government.
â€śThereâ€™s an awful lot of legislation being discussed that involves cities and towns and local government,â€ť said Fleck during the councilâ€™s regular bi-monthly meeting.
â€śTheyâ€™re discussing relationships, nepotism, consolidating local government ... there are a whole lot of pieces of legislation that are being introduced,â€ť Fleck said.
The mayor told the board he attended a four-hour session in Indianapolis on Friday.
The meeting was a gathering of the Legislative Committee for the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.
â€śWe meet several times during the legislative session and itâ€™s very well attended by the mayors,â€ť said Fleck.
â€śI want to make sure Iâ€™m a conduit for the council.â€ť
Fleck said the amount of material could not be covered during the time allotted for the committee meeting.
â€śWe were there from 1 (p.m.) to 5 (p.m.) and didnâ€™t get through the packet,â€ť he told the council.