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 I've written previously, I totally disagree with the decision of the Fort Wayne Plan Commission to give its blessing to the Tiffany Heights housing project on Ardmore near Knoll Road. When the public hearing for this project was held it was not public knowledge that half a million dollars in block grant funds will be utilized to support the Tiffany Heights project. There are plenty of other valid projects that need additional funding. Why provide public financial support for this project...

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Summer is here, and we're excited about all of the positive developments occurring in our city. We're making great progress in revitalizing downtown, Southtown Centre is under construction, $46 million of infrastructure improvements are being made, and our greenways and parks are filled with residents enjoying the nice weather.

One area we've been working on is reducing the harmful effects of ozone pollution. The City of Fort Wayne has been developing strategies to improve government...

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Prior to serving as Trustee in 1999, I conversed with many individuals regarding their thoughts of what was lacking or could be improved at the Wayne Township Trustee's Office. I was very concerned about how the township office fit in with all of the other resources, agencies, churches and governmental programs available for those in need. By knowing the wealth of information of resources available and utilizing the great advantage in the wisdom of our forefather's design of township...

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Many feel daylight-saving time and the expansion of the Indiana Convention Center and new stadium dominated the 2005 legislative session, but the General Assembly passed many initiatives that will be beneficial to citizens across Indiana. We addressed issues such as election reform, National Guard benefits, child protection laws, agriculture, and improving health care services. The following are just a few examples of this year's accomplishments:

Elections—We worked hard this session to give...

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It was great to hear the recent preliminary news from the Department of Defense that the Air National Guard unit at Fort Wayne International Airport will not only remain in Fort Wayne but will expand following the transfer of the military unit from Illinois. Our community has always supported the National Guard and many active duty military troops and veterans are from this area. The final Defense Department decision will be made at a later date but it's great for Fort Wayne and the Waynedale...

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I am pleased that $1.6 million in tax refunds were received by working families as part of the City's Money in Your Pocket Campaign through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program. EITC is a tax benefit for lower income working individuals.
This is the third year the City has helped working families receive tax refunds. The program has seen an increase in participation and refunds each year. In 2003, $250,000 was returned to the local economy. In 2004, the total was just over $1 million.
The...

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