Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Council Files Lawsuit To Compel City's Compliance With ROC Subpoena
The Indianapolis City-County Council's clerk has acted upon a council resolution approved by the full council and filed a lawsuit in the Marion County Circuit Court seeking enforcement of a subpoena it issued to the City's corporation counsel's office seeking the production of dozens of documents related to the controversial, 25-year, $20 million lease of the former East Gate Mall property from the politically-connected landlord, Alex Carroll, for the Regional Operations Center. The lawsuit asks Circuit Court Judge Louis Rosenberg to compel the City's corporation counsel to produce the documents identified in the subpoena within five (5) days of the court's order, and to produce within fifteen (15) days of the court's order, the balance of documents it first requested from city last November. The Ballard administration has been stonewalling for months now the requests of the ROC Investigating Committee established last year by the council to learn the circumstances under which the City entered into the one-sided, costly, long-term lease for property that was ill-suited for housing the Regional Operations Center. You can view a copy of the complaint filed by the council's clerk by clicking here.