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.

I am pleased to report to you that I recently announced a $35 million plan to retain and gain jobs and make infrastructure improvements. The plan will be funded through a CEDIT (county economic development income tax) bond, not property taxes. The bond will free up $9 million and provide the city with flexibility in targeting new economic development projects that could bring jobs to the community. The use of CEDIT revenue is limited by state statue and city ordinance to economic development...

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The Wayne Township Office is a government entity of Allen County, which provides environmental assistance to residents who meet certain eligibility criteria. The township is designed to provide emergency assistance.

The township's source of income is from the property tax dollars and miscellaneous income allocated by the state. The township also receives reimbursements from the Social Security Administration through the Indiana Township Association to reimburse the Township for local tax...

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I had intended to write about the second half of our family's summer vacation, discussing the great time we had in New England, and sharing where we feel anyone considering such a trip might want to visit.

Unfortunately, I am sitting here watching the second debate for Governor of Indiana, and the entire performance forces me to say some things about that race now, and to leave the summer vacation discussion for later.

Certainly, I understand that politics is a tough business, and that anyone...

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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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