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.

Most of us have seen recent articles in the local newspapers and broadcasts on the local news stations about ordinances to end collective bargaining for all City workers except police and firefighters. I believe it is important for citizens to attend the City Council meetings so that they can stay abreast of what is being addressed, and I believe it is important that we share our views on the topics being discussed. When I attended the May 20, 2014 City Council Meeting, I heard numerous City...

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Many laws passed during the 2014 legislative session will take effect on July 1. These key reforms work to better protect our children, increase public safety, assist veterans and more. I encourage you and your family to stay informed about new policies and how they will affect you.

*Safeguarding children
To help protect students with severe allergies, schools will be allowed to receive prescriptions for and administer devices like EpiPens that can reverse deadly allergic reactions in as little...

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We continue to see positive momentum in the City of Fort Wayne as we invest in neighborhoods and work each day to enhance your quality of life. A great way to improve our City and make lasting investments is to take a serious look at the future of our riverfronts.

I want to encourage all of you to take the online Riverfront Fort Wayne Uses and Activities survey. The survey can be found at www.riverfrontfw.org\survey and will take just a minute or two to complete. It is available online through...

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In an earlier publication of The Waynedale News, I spoke about the Wayne Township Trustee Office's Recognizing Achievement Scholarship (RAS) Award. We partnered with the Fort Wayne Urban League to recognize the achievements of young people, paying tribute to students for their success in improving their grades and attendance. The Wayne Township Trustee Office RAS Awards are sponsored by individual donations, not with taxpayer dollars. This is our second year for providing scholarships to...

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Memorial Day is just around the corner. It's often viewed as a time to enjoy family and friends, and usher in summer. Unfortunately, the true meaning of this important day is often lost to picnics and parties.

As designated by Congress, Memorial Day recognizes the service men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedoms. It is a day where we pause to reflect on the memories of our fallen heroes, and remember what they died fighting for – the American traditions and...

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I recently announced a new program designed to recognize the efforts of deployed service members. The Blue Star Banner Program will recognize City of Fort Wayne residents and City government employees who are actively deployed.

The first service member to be honored is Command Sergeant Major Brian Kiess who is an actively deployed member of the Army Reserve and works in the City's Division of Public Works. The banner for Kiess will be displayed beginning this month.

Family and friends of...

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