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.

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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President Bush has repeatedly expressed his interest in helping seniors with the high costs of prescription drugs. I, too, have a deep concern for people who are elderly or disabled and cannot afford their medications. Recently, several pharmaceutical companies have taken a step in the right direction to help these citizens get the medicine they need. Two pharmaceutical companies are selling their brands of drugs at a flat-fee, and seven pharmaceutical companies have joined together to offer...

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As many who read this column are aware, there are many businesses in the "Waynedale News" area that are very important to local residents. In fact, one of the many appealing qualities of living in this area in addition to the low crime rate and the generally nice folks is the possibility of doing any necessary grocery shopping or dry cleaning or gassing up the family car or truck after traveling no more than 3 or 4 blocks. A prime example of this convenience is a popular local business, Scott's...

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Pawster Park

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department has a new amenity planned for the southwest quadrant of the city. A portion of Foster Park West will be set aside for a dog park. The new pet-friendly area will be located by the softball diamond off of Winchester Road.

Pawster Park will be a fenced-in area that will allow responsible dog owners an opportunity to let their dogs run off a leash legally. City Council has already approved an amendment to the City ordinance that governs...

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