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.

Indiana has been consistently ranked among the leaders in the nation in obesity and obesity-related health issues. While our city has made great strides in becoming a healthier community, our health, fitness and eating habits are still a major concern for every segment of our community. That is why I am pleased to announce that the City of Fort Wayne has partnered again with the Heart Center Medical Group and many other sponsors to bring the Living Healthier Series to the citizens of Fort...

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The Wayne Township Trustee's Outreach Department will be hosting our 8th annual "Great Easter Egg Hunt!" on Saturday, April 10, 2004, at Headwaters Park at 11:00am. The event is dedicated to the children of homeless and transitionally housed families. We believe all children should be able to enjoy a great spring day outside to shake off the winter blues and move into a new season. All children ages 3-12 years old are welcome to attend the Great Easter Egg Hunt.

We have many surprises in...

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Now that the 2004 Legislative Session is over, there are some critics who are dismissing the Session as a waste of time, where nothing important was accomplished. Of course, those critics, such as the Indianapolis Star, have an agenda they want passed, and obviously, that agenda didn't. The agenda would include Full Day Kindergarten and Daylight Savings. Full Day Kindergarten failed because the State is broke, and a compelling argument could be made that passing the measure was virtually...

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As you are probably aware there is an ongoing effort to allow the citizens of Fort Wayne and Allen County to study local government structure and eventually hold a referendum regarding a more efficient alternative to our present system that dates back well into the 1850's. In the meantime I am determined to do everything I can to encourage cooperation between city and county government. A positive development along those lines is the current effort to develop a joint City-County development...

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Last week, the City received some good news regarding Southtown Mall. The City will soon be able to move forward with development of the property and bring new jobs to Fort Wayne.

Three independent appraisers filed a report detailing the value of the property with the Allen County Circuit Court. According to the panel of appraisers, the Southtown Mall property is worth $3,440,001. On Thursday, March 4, the City tendered a check for this amount to the Court and the next day the Court issued an...

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There's an old saying, "people don't plan to fail, they fail to plan." The Wayne Township Trustee's Office is again reviewing and updating our Disaster Recovery Plan. The purpose of our Disaster Recovery Plan is to help our organization prepare for, respond to and recover from a disaster or emergency. Our plan is designed to be workable, cost effective, flexible and easy to maintain. One very important part of our plan is to protect our employees, clients and our community and to be able to...

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