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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Local government. Permits a county to reorganize its executive and legislative structure and powers so that all executive authority is exercised by a single elected county executive and all legislative and fiscal powers are exercised by the county council (as constituted under current law). Requires: (1) the county executive to adopt an ordinance to reorganize the county executive and legislative powers; and (2) the reorganization to be approved by the voters of the county. Provides that such an ordinance may be adopted only in an even-numbered year. Provides that if the county's voters vote in favor of the public question, the first single-member county executive is elected at the second general election that is held after the general election at which the voters approve the reorganization. Provides for transition from a three-member county executive to the single-member county executive. Provides that if a county adopts a single-member county executive form of government, the county council rather than the county executive is responsible for redistricting the county council. (In Lake County, the county redistricting commission would continue to redistrict county council districts.) Provides that the only reason that county council districts may be changed after the first redistricting after a decennial census is to conform the districts to statutory requirements. Makes technical and other changes to conform the law to the substantive changes.