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.

Of the People, By the People, and For the People

 

The Wayne Township Trustee's office is justly committed to assist those most in need while respecting the benevolence of its tax paying citizens dollars. All too often your government gets carried away with projects, agendas, and missions that totally miss the will and preferences of those very same citizens that it is elected to serve.

The Wayne Township Trustee's Office is proud of our reputation within this community to always seek and...

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The winter flood of 2005 proved to be a major challenge for citizens who were affected as well as volunteers and city employees who helped fight the flood. Having personally felt the brunt of a flood a couple of years ago, I'm well aware how much stress and misery are associated with having a basement or living room full of water. Fort Wayne's Emergency Operations Center is steadily improving its ability to pre-determine who will be hit by flooding so the city and individual homeowners can...

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Verizon's broadband investment commitment to build a fiber optic network in Fort Wayne is the most significant economic development initiative in years. The numbers related to the build out are staggering. Verizon will spend $65 million and hire 900 new workers in Fort Wayne in the next two years. This network will make Fort Wayne one of the most desirable cities for broadband for business and residents.

Fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) will give Fort Wayne a significant competitive advantage...

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Since 1801, the Indiana National Guard has served our state in countless wars, battles and statewide disasters. In fact, Indiana Guard members have served in every American war since the Civil War. Today, members of the Indiana Guard are serving overseas in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq and several other countries.

Because of the important work of these men and women, members of the Indiana General Assembly have authored several measures to protect the Guard and their families. Senate Bill...

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When your life's vocation is to help those in need, little could be more disheartening than to deny someone help that does not qualify for Township assistance (per the Indiana Statutes). What happens to those who may not qualify but are still in need? About seventy percent of applicants coming to Wayne Township receive some form of assistance, but for those remaining the Wayne Township Trustee's Office developed the position of Community Resource Specialist.

The first of its kind at a...

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As I write this column the city is in the midst of another challenging flood. Floods have many causes—temperatures of over 60 degrees following heavy snows followed by rain caused this month's flooding. Fort Wayne's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been fully operative and city employees have been working hard on preventative measures and as well as responding quickly to flooding that has already occurred. Pumps, sandbags and temporary clay dikes throughout the south side and elsewhere...

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