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.

This will be a short article this week, since it is being written in Indianapolis in the evening during a fairly busy time. The Governor's tax bill has now passed out of the House of Representatives, though by the narrowest of margins (51-47). The bill needed 51 votes to pass, and did so only when one Republican, Dean Young, crossed over to support the bill. His reasoning: he supports property tax reform, and the only way to see that occur this year was to get the bill over to the Senate to...

Read more...

The City of Fort Wayne is working with Chemical Waste Management of Indiana for the transfer of up to 380 acres of land on the east side of Adams Center Road to a group such as the Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance.

The reason for the transfer is to make low cost or free land available for industrial development. The land is within Fort Wayne City limits.

During tough times like these, it is important that we put aside unproductive disagreements from the past and move...

Read more...

Recent ice storms were hard on many residents of the "Waynedale News" area as well as much of our region. As many readers are aware, heavy ice resulted in many fallen limbs with downed power lines and the loss of electric service. During that period of time I received calls from frustrated citizens and I made calls to AEP reminding them that citizens without power were waiting up to 2 to 3 days to have service restored. Ice storms have always been a big problem-sometimes they have been more...

Read more...

Last year, we kicked off our plan to expand the Workfare Program. The first step was to inform the directors and staff of not-for-profit agencies about the program, and how they can benefit from becoming a partner with us. We hosted an orientation workshop to explain the program and answer questions. For those who are unfamiliar with our Workfare Program, certain clients who receive assistance are required to participate by performing a variety of services at local not-for-profit...

Read more...

At the request of the Fort Wayne Animal Control Shelter and the Fort Wayne Police Department, I have introduced legislation to deal with a growing problem in our community and in our state: Dog fighting contests. For whatever reason, the popularity of dog fighting has increased in recent years. These contests, and the brutal manner in which dogs are trained to become killers, are considered by the American Human Society to be the cruelest treatment humans can impose upon a dog.

Not only are...

Read more...

I'd like to take this time to make a couple of announcements concerning the Twenty-first Century Scholars program that we host here at Wayne Township. The first announcement is the departure of a long-time employee, Mrs. Juanita Mejia-Goodwell. She was our Program Coordinator for the Northeast Indiana Twenty-first Century Scholars Support Program. She accepted a position that will allow her to continue to do what she loves, while providing excellent opportunities and adventure. I would like...

Read more...

Free E-mail Subscription

Receive the latest Waynedale News by e-mail every issue!
* Means Required Field

First Name *

Last Name

Email *

Phone Number
(Cell Phone Texts)

Zip-Code *