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.

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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The Best Deal Is One That Is Good For All Those Involved!

 

The study of local governmental process over the last few months has revealed the wisdom of our Forefathers and State Legislators by revealing the efficiency of Townships holistic methods to those who had not been aware of them in the past. The citizenry of this community have kind and compassionate hearts, and when someone is in need due to circumstances beyond their control, they are drawn to the call for help. Townships such as...

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Well, the May Primaries are now behind us, and I have to say that I am very pleased with the outcome of two races in particular: Governor and County Commissioner.

I know both Mitch Daniels and Eric Miller, and they are each fine men. However, Mitch is, in my opinion, hands down the top choice as Governor for the people of Indiana. The best description of Mitch that I could offer is one provided by an old friend of his in Indianapolis, talking about his experience in working with Mitch Daniels...

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Recently I've received several calls and e-mails regarding a possible rezoning in the Waynedale area. During those discussions it became apparent that many citizens weren't aware of how the process really works. If you see a yellow "Public Hearing" sign in your neighborhood, call the 427-1127 number on the sign for information and then discuss the situation with your neighbors. If the rezoning variance is of concern, you and your neighbors should meet as soon as possible to formulate your...

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