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.

The first-ever riverfront development study was just completed and released to the public on February 4. Hundreds of people turned out on a snowy night to see the possibilities that exist for our community.

I share the public's enthusiasm as we look forward to see how we can form public-private partnerships that will explore opportunities that focus on nature, recreation, and development.

The City's riverfront consultant, SWA Group, has recommended building a waterfront promenade as the first...

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The General Assembly is currently considering five Senate proposals that work to reduce violent crime in Indiana. These bills are important for all Hoosiers because it isn't just direct victims who suffer from criminal activity. Families, schools, the economy and the entire community's quality of life are also harmed.

The five bills are designed to safeguard Hoosier citizens by directing funds to high-crime areas, extending the statute of limitations on rape charges, providing prosecutors...

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Fort Wayne Police Department leaders and I recently provided a progress report to the community that the City of Fort Wayne experienced an overall reduction in crime of more than 14 percent in 2014, highlighted by a 62.5 percent reduction in the number of homicides. Robberies and burglaries were also down more than 20 percent as compared to 2013 numbers.

Highlights of public safety efforts in 2014:
*Homicides declined by 62.5 percent. The 12 homicides represented the lowest total in over 20...

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Last month I wrote about the basic necessities of food, clothing and shelter that we and other Township Trustees are here to help with. In that column I described how we help hungry folks in need of food. This week I want to talk about our Wayne Township Trustee Office Clothing Emporium.

The Clothing Emporium was started when we saw that clients we were sending out to look for work often did not have the right clothes that they needed to succeed in their search. And many times their children...

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Saturday, June 6, is National Trails Day when folks celebrate the wonderful nature trails available all over the United States, including Wayne Township and elsewhere in Allen County. Getting out into nature, especially at this time of year, is a real joy. It's peaceful, healthy and fun. Hiking a trail is a great activity for friends and family to do together. Trails provide opportunities for talking, walking, cycling, running, or just quietly enjoying each other's company. Best of all trails...

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A strong education system is one of the most important assets a state can have. Effective K-12 schooling lays the foundation for success in higher education and trade industries. This results in a strong workforce, which helps our economy and Hoosier families thrive.

Indiana allots more than half of the state budget to education, making it one of the most debated topics during budget sessions. This year, legislators will be discussing ways to reward Indiana's best teachers and outline a more...

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