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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.

FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR DAVID LONG

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Today, I have the unfortunate task of attending the funeral of my colleague and friend, State Representative Gloria Goeglein. Gloria passed away last Saturday night as a result of complications from surgery. She was a young 70.

Gloria Goeglein was a true servant of the people. She held a number of political offices throughout a long and distinguished career, including a term on the County Council; two terms as County Auditor; and several years as the Director of Purchasing for the City of Fort...

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THE VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

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Wayne Township has been very busy lately! I'd like to take a minute to talk about just a couple of activities we have been involved in, as well as explain why they are so very important to me.

Even prior to my administration, Wayne Township held annual community service projects. They were complete with free food, entertainment and games to encourage family and neighborhood unity at a substantial cost to taxpaying citizens. However, as Trustee, I felt an obligation to measure and evaluate...

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MAYOR GRAHAM RICHARD

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I am sad to report that an important member of my administrative team, and a critical resource for Waynedale and other areas in southwest Fort Wayne, is moving on. Since January of 2000, Deb Morrone has served southwest Fort Wayne as the City's Southwest Quadrant Neighborhood Specialist. In this position, Deb has been a team builder, problem solver and liaison for citizens living in southwest Fort Wayne. By assigning individual neighborhood specialists to each of the City's four quadrants, my...

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COUNCILMAN’S CORNER

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In my last column I took the liberty of making a few comments regarding the recent terrible terrorist attacks on the USA. As we approach 5 weeks since those catastrophic events our nation has targeted its international military response directly at the perpetrators of the events of 9/11/01. I've noted with interest that almost before the 1st military target was hit in Afghanistan there were complaints that there had been some civilian casualties due to US military action. Such comments need to...

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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR DAVID LONG

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Last issue, I discussed the fiscal crisis currently confronting our state, and tried to explain how we got into this mess. This issue, I promised to provide some of the answers that are being discussed. Indeed, since I last wrote to you, the Governor has unveiled his long-awaited proposal to deal with both the current fiscal shortfalls and the upcoming property tax reassessment. Lets discuss just what the Governor has proposed.

Governor O'Bannon asked Lt. Governor Kernan to put together a task...

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THE VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

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With the winter season quickly approaching, a solid plan is necessary in order to best help those who need it most. My staff and I have been actively involved in this planning process within our office as well as in the community.

For the second year in a row, Wayne Township has partnered with CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana, Inc.) to help enroll our clients who are also eligible for their Energy Assistance Program. This partnership will help Wayne Township clients because they...

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