Mishawaka's Common Council proposed withdrawal from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Monday night.
The Council voted 8-to-1 to approve the measure, which will put future water and electric rates solely in the hands of the Princess City.
First District Councilman Dale "Woody" Emmons was the only "no" vote, citing a disagreement with the language of the new ordinance. But this isn't an instant measure, according to state law 60 days must pass without a voter petition being filed.
That petition would require roughly 250 signatures, in which the IURC measure would be put on the May 2014 ballot.