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.

Today is July 1st, and I was greeted with the fascinating news that Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has decided to retire from the US Supreme Court. This comes as a shot out of left field, as everyone believed that the first of this rapidly aging Court to step down would be Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who is suffering from throat cancer.

Justice O'Connor was appointed by President Reagan 24 years ago, becoming the first woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court. She has served with...

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During the next few days you're going to hear quite a bit of discussion in our community about an important topic about which I'll admit many have trouble getting excited—garbage. The City of Fort Wayne is experiencing a steady increase in waste hauling costs with no end in site. Collecting garbage in curbside bins (large or small) is seen as a means of cutting long term costs by automating trash pickup. This approach has been used successfully in many other cities. The primary "problem"...

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You may have noticed on your recent trip on the Rivergreenway that the Fort Wayne Police Department has begun bike patrols along the Rivergreenway. The addition of bike patrols along with foot patrols provides a police presence and will help users of the greenway enjoy their outdoor activities. The City's new Greenway Rangers program also is assisting with making the greenway cleaner and more user-friendly. Thirty-two volunteers check a portion of the greenway system once a week to make sure...

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WAYNE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE'S OFFICE PAYEE PROGRAM
A role model program for compassionate guidance

 

A message from the Trustee...

 

Bringing this Payee Program to the citizens I represent is an exciting event for me. My mission as Trustee is to provide the best possible services to the people who are unable to provide for their basic needs, while protecting taxpayer's resources. I am very proud to implement this program, as it accomplishes just that.

The Wayne Township Trustee's Office Payee...

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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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