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 City of Fort Wayne has hired Brent Johnson to oversee the development, design and building of the Regional Police and Fire Training Academy at Southtown Centre.

"We are pleased to have Brent lead the effort in building a world class public safety training center," said Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard. "Brent's extensive military experience will be a great asset to our community."

Most recently, Johnson was the director of the school of human resources and administration for the United...

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Rather than answering questions about public concerns on video gaming machines in Allen County, information provided by the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission provides greater evidence that recent crackdowns are designed primarily to protect Indiana's gaming industry, according to State Representative Ben GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne).

In response to a Freedom of Information request filed by GiaQuinta, officials with the commission sent the lawmaker an anonymous letter complaining about the...

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I'm sure you've heard quite a bit about the recent City Council debate regarding whether to purchase bins for residential trash pickup in Fort Wayne. After a fair amount of discussion City Council voted 9-0 for the city to switch trash pickup from the current system to a semi-automated system using bins. The benefits of these containers include portability, as well as, less trash on the streets and in the alleys than with the current system. Citizens will be able to request either a 96 gallon...

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I hope you are enjoying the warm weather. It has been a busy summer in city government as we work to be innovative in attracting and retaining jobs. Summer also means construction season, and we're busy making $46 million in transportation, water, sewer, and storm water improvements to make our city better for you. Please use caution in construction zones. Thank you for doing your part to make our community better.

One of the true assets in our community is the Three Rivers Water Filtration...

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A Move in the Right Direction

 

One of the things that I am most proud of about Township Government, is the fact that the cost of services provided by our office are returned in part to those citizens of Wayne Township by the requirements we place on those receiving assistance.

The Wayne Township Trustee's Employment Department helps our unemployed clients find jobs that will enable them to become self-sufficient. The Employment Department finds job opportunities for our clients through...

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Today is July 1st, and I was greeted with the fascinating news that Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has decided to retire from the US Supreme Court. This comes as a shot out of left field, as everyone believed that the first of this rapidly aging Court to step down would be Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who is suffering from throat cancer.

Justice O'Connor was appointed by President Reagan 24 years ago, becoming the first woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court. She has served with...

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