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.

At Wayne Township most people understand our job to be assisting the citizens of Wayne Township with rent, mortgage, utilities, medical, food, and burial needs if they meet our income guidelines due to temporary or emergency conditions. Although this part of our process is very heartwarming, the statutes are set so that there is a fair balance between the citizens paying the tax revenue for assistance, and those receiving it. Only those "most in need" qualify and many people who still need...

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The Mayor and City Clerk and City Council members will be sworn in at the City Council chambers in the City-County Building at 1 pm on Thursday, January 1st. Everyone is invited so feel free to come to the ceremony after which there will be a reception. Once again, thanks for your support during 2003! Let's keep working together to make Fort Wayne the best city it can be!

Recent state legislation in response to concerns about rising property taxes on some residential properties threatens to...

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In my last column I shared with you the wonderful news that the City of Fort Wayne placed first in its population category in the Center for Digital Government's Digital Cities Survey. Today I am happy to announce that the City is expanding its offering of online services.

The City's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department has created a new interactive map web page on the City's website, www.cityoffortwayne.org. The new web page allows visitors to our website to view City government...

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As the last few needles of the Holiday Tree fall to the carpet and the warming glow of the yuletide log dwindles, people from all cultures and places ponder on what they can do to make life better in the coming year. With the excitement and passion one can derive from gazing into the future for the pursuit of a new goal, the Wayne Township staff will work diligently for its citizens so that great things can be accomplished as we make lasting changes to meet evolving needs.

The process of...

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Several years ago, I wrote a column that tried to put the true meaning of Christmas into perspective. I thought I would reprint this article, in the hope that its message is still as strong as ever today.

Most of us are very familiar with the 1960's cartoon, "A Charlie Brown Christmas", which continues to delight people of all ages to this day.

The story revolves around Charlie Brown's search for the true meaning of Christmas in a world that has commercialized the holiday almost beyond...

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U.S. Representative Mark Souders' Statement

Saddam Hussein's capture will hopefully reduce the tragic loss of life of our soldiers working to build the peace in Iraq. I am deeply thankful for our brave men and women in uniform whose sacrifice; hard work and patience made this happen. While coalition troops ended Saddam's brutal regime in April, the tyrant's elusiveness compelled some former Baathists to wage a guerrilla war against a Free Iraq.

Despite constant criticism, George Bush stayed...

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