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.

The Wayne Township Trustee's Office Payee Program is sanctioned by the Indiana statutes and recognized as valuable proactive program that helps its participants to utilize personal funds and not those provided by your tax dollars. Referrals have been made from numerous agencies; the Social Security Office, Adult Protective Services, Veterans Administration, ARC, Allen County Division of Family and Children, Fort Wayne Rescue Mission, Park Center, family members, and other Representative...

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What a difference a day makes. I'm writing this article early on Sunday evening, May 2nd. The sun is out; the birds are singing. It's spring again, after a perfectly miserable Saturday and early Sunday. We certainly needed the rain, but why do days like we had on Saturday have to come on the weekend? Sunday afternoon salvaged the weekend, however. Isn't it amazing what a little sunshine can do to the spirit?

With my head full of springtime optimism, I thought I'd write about my favorite...

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Two recent meetings of the Park Board have considered upgrades to Foster Park—an important element in the lives of many "Waynedale News" area residents and all citizens of Fort Wayne. The Park Department has received many comments regarding the roadway into the park. The road surface is deteriorating, drivers speed and also pull off the edge of the roadway damaging park property and endangering park users, and police officers are having to repeatedly deal with drivers who "double park" in the...

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Dear Waynedale Readers,

 

"The more things change, the more they remain the same" is as true today as it was years ago when philosophers first made the observation. While the City of Fort Wayne has announced some new faces in the Mayor's Office, the commitment that my administration has to doing the basics well to make this a better city is the same. We must strive to be a Safe City, we must maintain the best service standards possible within our departments, and we must create job...

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The Cost Effectiveness Of Accountability

 

Lately, Government reorganization has been a hot topic in the community. Township's have been subject to unfair criticism that neglects to understand the importance of a complete and thorough examination of applicant financial needs. The criticism that Townships are not a cost effective form of government compared to other agencies that provide assistance sadly overlook the effectiveness of its role in government assistance programs. Townships are...

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The upcoming primary election will see several very interesting local races for county office. By far the most compelling to me, because of its influence and long-term consequences for Allen County government, is the County Commissioner's race. Commissioner Ed Rousseau has decided to retire after three decades of hard working, effective public service to our area. Part of Ed's reason for quitting now is no doubt influenced by his ongoing bout with cancer, which he has bravely and fiercely...

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