(Between the lines) No way Jose and government consolidation. He cited need for assessors to be in townships b/c they used to be at the City Co Bldg and they had constituent complaints about driving & parking... Also cited former single school corp in Marion Co outside IPS at one time (when? the 60s?) and how it was better to take it to the township level. Actual quote was something like "we're going to have to decide what kind of government service people want" (and, in his view, it seems to be "township")
Host of the show noted something like "Hmm, Mitch Daniels, Bart Peterson, Greg Ballard... all wanted consolidation. This guy seems to have other ideas."
As the commenter notes, Cockrum resides in Decatur Township, a part of the county which voted more heavily for Ballard on election day than just about anywhere else in Marion County. The Republicans also remain firmly in control of Decatur Township, as they do in all the southern-tiered townships. If we're going to truly clean up this mess we call local government, townships have got to go. It is troubling that Cockrum holds on to some outdated view that townships are best suited to perform government services. At least in Marion County, we know that is not the case.