A coalition of Republicans sided with four Democrats on Monday to topple the leadership of the City-County Council — an unprecedented move that could affect a number of important city initiatives this year.
An 18-11 vote to make Democrat Steve Talley council president pushed aside Rozelle Boyd, who last year became the council’s first Democratic president in more than three decades.
The writer of the story opines that the rancor displayed during the vote could call into question the fate of big Indy projects like the Colts’ new stadium. Could be interesting though. A Republican chairman and a Democratic majority on the council. Presumably the chair has some powers that allow him to guide the course of the council, but the Dems will have enough votes to vote him down if he gets out of control. I’m probably being naive in thinking this could lead to some sort of bipartisanship. But, there’s always hope.