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 hope that you were able to follow the recent discussions during the meeting of the combined Fort Wayne City Council and the Allen County Council. These joint meetings have been part of a major effort by City and County officials to look for ways to enhance cooperation between local government entities. The good news is that there is already a high level of cooperation between City and County government in several areas including the health department, animal control, building department...

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Dear Waynedale News Readers,

 

I'm proud to announce that the City of Fort Wayne will host activities in conjunction with Indiana Small Business Week in June. "Focus on Fort Wayne" will be a three-day event catering to the needs of persons wishing to start or grow small businesses in our community. Small Office and Home Office (SoHo) businesses are leading the nation in job growth and Fort Wayne has been recognized for kindling this entrepreneurial spirit.

On Tuesday, June 8, I will...

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Educational Summer Experience!

 

When I was elected I took a serious look at all township programs, after an extensive audit I decided the youth program's focus needed to be completely restructured. The existing program upon my arrival to the office spent over $100,000 per year of your tax dollars, focused on athletics, and provided no measurable results. Since education is one of the major components of self- sufficiency, I decided that any youth program must be based on two sound...

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With the modern conveniences of e-mail and web sites, it is important, and I would argue essential, for elected officials to keep up with the times and provide these communication opportunities to their constituents. The Indiana Legislature already provides e-mail sites for every Senator and House member. Mine happens to be This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I receive more e-mails today than letters, which...

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During the last few years I have become a strong supporter of the ongoing expansion of our great Greenway (formerly known as River Greenway) system. The goal of the many supporters of this steadily growing facet of our Fort Wayne Park System is to make it possible for any citizen who wishes to do so to walk, jog, or ride a bike for leisure or to destinations in the area which can now only be reached by automobile or mass transit. This concept has really caught on in Indy where residents are...

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Dear Waynedale News Readers,

 

One of the best parts of doing this column is being able to share my thoughts and efforts with citizens who want to know more about things that are happening in our city. Whether it is news about flood control, parks, traffic signals or economic development that creates new jobs, this has proven to be a great method to let you know more than is possible in a 30 second snippet in a newscast. In turn, your input is important to me as we tackle the challenges of...

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