Waynedale Politial Commentaries

What are your Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana politicians working on for you? Local, regional and state wide politics can be found here written by your elected officials.

Congrats to Mayor Graham Richard and his team of real estate experts for making a major breakthrough regarding the future of Southtown Mall! As I am sure you've heard Menards has made a preliminary commitment to build a retail facility at Southtown. Getting to this point has been a long and challenging process with several false starts but I'm optimistic that real progress will now be made. As I've said many times, I feel sure that citizens of the south side, as well as, those throughout...

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Because it was such a success last year, I will again be presenting Reports to the People instead of a State of the City address this year. The meetings allow for more personal, interactive and accessible communication with the residents of Fort Wayne.

I plan to make several presentations at locations throughout Fort Wayne. The reports will be targeted toward specific groups, including neighborhoods, businesses, non-profit groups and the City's youth. In each meeting, I will touch on the...

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My 15-year old son Adam wanted one thing for Christmas—a new computer. According to him, all his friends had one in their rooms. The family computer in my den was OK; its just that having his own machine to stay in touch with his friends on the internet; do his homework; and watch DVD movies—well, to him, that was the most important thing in the world.

Besides, my den had become his second home. Todays teenagers are addicted to instant messaging, i.e. the ability to chat back and forth between...

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Happy New Year to all of the readers of the Waynedale News! As you are aware, the holiday season was ushered in by a great snowfall which hung around a few days so kids on winter break could enjoy some winter weather which seemed like the weather of 10 or 20 years ago. As usual the heavy snow on Christmas Eve had its negative side as well...the challenge of keeping our roads and streets open so each of us could make it to church or our job or the grocery store. The recent snow was probably...

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As we start a new year I would like to take this opportunity to ask all of you to think about and thank our men and women in uniform for their commitment and dedication to our Nation. Last week, just two days after Christmas, I attended a departure ceremony in Fort Knox, Kentucky, for about 600 members of the Fort Wayne-based 1st Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment of the Indiana Army National Guard. These men and women make up the first mobilization of the National Guard since the Korean...

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The beginning of 2003 has an extra special meaning, over and above the beginning of a New Year - it is the beginning of this administration's second term. Wayne Township would like to wish the outgoing board members success in their future endeavors. Furthermore, I'd like to welcome the newly elected board members to Wayne Township. They are Tamila Kelty, Timothy Burns, and Phil GiaQuinta.

Over the past four years, my administration has accomplished quite a bit. We were able to attain our...

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