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.

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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As of this writing, there are two weeks left in the 2004 Legislative Session. Committee meetings are complete for both the Senate and the House, so the focus will now be on the most high profile bills remaining. The intensity of that scrutiny will be directly proportionate to the bill's chance of success.

For instance, Governor Kernan is fixated upon getting Full Day Kindergarten passed, even though: 1) we don't have the money to pay for it; 2) it would cost the schools additional money that...

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Greetings! It's great to see a few signs that the coldest days of winter may be over. When you get used to outside temperatures of 5-10 degrees, 25 or 35 degrees can feel like a heat wave. It seems to me that more Fort Wayne residents than ever have been getting out this winter to ice skate at Headwaters and other parks, to attend Komet games (Go Komets!) or other local sports and arts community events, etc. After the next month or so of "March Madness" basketball tournaments hopefully...

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On February 18 at my Report to the People at Southwest Area Partnership I announced the creation of the Emergency Medical Services Taskforce to examine our EMS system to ensure it will provide excellent service.

Our City is growing. We need to make sure our EMS system will continue to provide excellent services to all of our residents. The EMS taskforce will provide an independent and comprehensive review of our current EMS system and make recommendations for improvements.

I have appointed...

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