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.

I am writing this column on June 7th. As such, the material may appear dated by the time you read this column. If so, please forgive that transgression, but at least you know why it occurred.

I thought I would take a break from writing about the Special Session currently ongoing in Indianapolis. By the time the next column appears, I should be able to write about the outcome of the Session and its implications for all of us.

Instead, I thought I would weigh in on the Congressional...

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On May 1, 2002, Greg Leatherman took over the leadership position at Neighborhood Code Enforcement. Leatherman replaced Gary Baeten who, after serving the City for so many years, retired. Leatherman has had some very big shoes to fill, but I am confident that he will provide Neighborhood Code Enforcement with the leadership they need to serve the residents of Fort Wayne.

One of the first things Leatherman did as he began his new position was to make changes in the WEED program. NCE implemented...

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I have some information to pass along regarding streets and traffic in the Waynedale Area. After receiving a few calls regarding problems with traffic congestion at the Bluffton Road/Winchester Road intersection, I asked the traffic engineers to look into the situation. The engineers then realigned northbound traffic through that intersection and the situation seems to be improved. Let me know what you think. Southbound traffic flow remains a problem and is being re-evaluated by the traffic...

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For its third year in a row, due to the generosity of the Paul Clarke Foundation, Wayne Township is offering a free summer camp to the young people in our community. The summer camp hopes to accomplish two goals. The first is to inspire young people to value education, which is done by combining exciting computer software and technology with hands-on activities and field trips. Children get to use their imagination and creativity making arts and crafts related to a variety of educational...

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One of the top goals of my administration is to make Fort Wayne the safest city of it's size in the country. I'm happy to report this past week has been a good week in taking steps to achieve that goal.

On Thursday, May 16, 2002, representatives from the Allen County Sherriff's Department and the League for the Blind and Disabled joined me to announce an initiative that will improve 911 services. Special forms will be on-hand at 37 organizations throughout Fort Wayne who have committed to...

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Well, the much ballyhooed Special Session called by the Governor got off to a rather slow start last week. The Senate and House met on May 14th, as required by law, and handled some internal matters. However, the Senate went home the same day, and will stay out until there is business to deal with. There are two reasons for doing this: first, the Constitution requires that any legislation that involves a tax must first be passed out of the House of Representatives. That means the Senate can do...

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