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.

Before I mention anything else—-DON'T FORGET TO VOTE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2! This fall's election is very important for several reasons. There are many strong candidates at the county, state, and national levels and their approaches to governing are very different. Officials elected in the November 2nd election will make important decisions about tax policy, foreign policy, law enforcement, education and many other important aspects of our lives. It makes sense to participate in deciding...

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City Begins Leaf Pickup Effort

 

Mayor Graham Richard today joined the City Street Department to kick off the City's Annual Leaf Pickup program.

Crews are in the north section of the City this week collecting leaves. City residents should have their leaves ready for pickup on the first day of their scheduled week. The Street Department will be in the area sometime that week to collect leaves, weather permitting.

"We are committed to providing excellent services for our residents," said...

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Wayne Township is always looking for ways to expand our services. One of the ways we are doing this is by being involved and finding out the true needs of community. We attain this goal by reaching out to one of the unsung heroes of our community the veteran population. The essential function of the Township is to provide community service. We take special pride in recognizing those individuals for risking their lives for the freedoms we enjoy!

Once again, for the fourth year in a row, we are...

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This is the second part of two about our family's summer vacation in the New England area.

After a thoroughly enjoyable day and a half in Chatham, we headed north to Boston. Along the way, we stopped in Plymouth certain it would be an important history lesson for the boys. Plymouth was somewhat disappointing, though it is well worth the side trip just to see Plymouth Rock. The Rock is now encased in an outdoor, protected locale immediately adjacent to where it stood at the time the Pilgrims...

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It is an exciting time to be in Fort Wayne. We are working hard to build a better a city and retain and gain jobs. I want to share with you some activities that have benefited residents of Fort Wayne.

The City recently hosted a Greenway Summit, which was a public meeting to discuss the importance of connectivity for trails and greenways in the community. At the Summit, I announced an $8 million, four-year plan to improve and add trails and greenways in the community. The City will commit $2...

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As you may have read or heard the City Council recently passed the city budget for 2005. The Mayor, with the support of City Council, has been successful in keeping city spending fairly flat by applying good business practices to city management. City employees are working more efficiently to provide services to Fort Wayne's citizens. Unfortunately, elimination of the business inventory tax in an effort to create new jobs and tax court decisions have shifted some of the tax burden from...

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