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.

You've probably been hearing and reading more and more recent media discussion regarding possible reorganization of local government during the coming years. Various ways of reorganizing our outmoded city government within a county government structure have been discussed for decades. With a challenging economy that demands lean government (which doesn't duplicate 90% of services as is currently the situation) and considering the fact that 75-80% of all Allen County residents will soon reside...

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I recently joined Congressman Mark Souder to announce that the City of Fort Wayne was awarded $727,467 in funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funds from HUD's Supportive Housing Program will fund the City's Continuum of Care Strategy.
The City's Continuum of Care plan will help social service agencies deliver housing and services to meet the needs of homeless individuals as they become self-sufficient and move into stable housing. The plan will also allow the...

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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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