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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.

ANGER MANAGEMENT - VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

Details Richard A. Stevenson

Two weeks ago I shared with the readers a partial overview of the three sessions that were held for staff on the topic of "Anger Management". The topic included issues of respect, dignity, attitude and service. Our instructor, John Beams from the Center For Nonviolence, was an avid instructor as he continued to teach the session titled "Personal Path to Professionalism".

John's guidance was critical for preparing us for potentially challenging encounters with others. Some may be in the midst...

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LEGISLATURE TO STUDY SEVERAL KEY TOPICS AFFECTING HOOSIERS DURING SUMMER MONTHS

Details State Senator David Long (R-Fort Wayne)

Though the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly has come to an end, legislators are already gearing up for next year. Last week, the Legislative Council – a bipartisan group of senators and representatives – met to establish the top priorities for this summer's study committees.

Study committees are carried out during the summer and fall months of each year, and provide lawmakers with an opportunity for in-depth analysis and expert testimony on challenging issues facing our state...

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FORT WAYNE FISCAL POLICY PLAN

Details Mayor Tom Henry

My administration is taking proactive steps to make sure our community remains financially sound today and in the future. With that in mind, I continue to reemphasize the importance of supporting a fiscal policy plan aimed at positioning the City of Fort Wayne for future growth and success.

What the fiscal policy plan we've presented to City Council would do is:
*Add 20 more police officers
*Add 15 more firefighters
*Provide funding for street and road improvements without having to borrow money...

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RESPECT & SERVICE PART 1 - VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

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The Wayne Township Trustee Office mission is to provide prompt, necessary relief to eligible citizens and residents of our community. We are dedicated to the important role of providing temporary emergency assistance to those whose personal efforts have not enabled them to meet life's challenges on their own. Respect and service are key elements to serving our clients.

With that being said, it is important to me to develop a staff that is highly proficient at accomplishing our mission...

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EMPLOYMENT - VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

Details Richard A. Stevenson

We are very busy at your Wayne Township Trustee Office. Since the beginning of the year, my staff has handled more than 4,000 requests for temporary relief. Our Employment Center has been instrumental in helping 77 clients to get jobs. In addition, my staff is gearing up for a very busy month in the office and in the community.

Regardless of how busy we are at the Township, I believe that all clients must be treated with the utmost respect and dignity. I strongly believe in the worth of every...

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FLOODING - MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

Details Mayor Tom Henry

City staff and I recently visited with homeowners in the Dalevue and Fernwood neighborhood. I'm very concerned for all the residents who've experienced flooding challenges. They've suffered too much. I've directed additional staff members to work on a solution. We're looking at an approach that includes a combination of infrastructure improvements, an earthen berm to protect properties from floodwaters, pumping operations and some home buyouts.

We've been working on the flooding situation...

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