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.

Payee Program

 

As a result of the tremendously difficult times in the Fort Wayne area many of the agencies have struggled to keep funding for services to help those in need. To supplement the outstanding service and dedication of these agencies, the Wayne Township Trustee's Office Payee Program continues to grow and prosper by "right sizing" the help a family needs fill in the gaps between community support and total self-sufficiency. To date the program has 55 participants who with...

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The recent and untimely death of Governor Frank O'Bannon was a sad day for all of us who knew and worked with this man. The Governor was a fixture in Indiana politics for over 33 years. He served 18 years in the State Senate, 8 years as Lieutenant Governor, and was about to complete his 7th year as Governor. That is an almost unprecedented level of public service to this State.

Yet in all those 33 years, I seriously doubt there was a single person in Indiana politics who didn't sincerely like...

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Fort Wayne's city election campaign is in full swing as everyone is aware. So far the campaigns for city council and city clerk and mayor have been fairly civil. Hopefully that will continue to be the case. It appears to me that to date there's been a good discussion of the issues. As you know, Fort Wayne's municipal elections are now fairly close—Tuesday, Nov. 4th, to be exact. Don't forget to make sure you're registered to vote! If you would like a mail-in voter registration form or...

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Public meetings have shown that one of the greatest needs in the City of Fort Wayne is assistance with home repairs. Many in our community cannot afford to make major repairs to their homes, instead being forced to live in unsafe or unhealthy conditions. The City is responding to this need and is making additional funds available for home repair programs.

I recently announced funding for two projects that will aide low-income residents in need of home repairs. The City is allocating an...

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Wayne Township has risen to the top of these sluggish economic times. We have worked with local agencies trying to reduce rising unemployment, high utility costs and a sluggish local economy. We have all contributed to the dire situation facing our community. Since the township also receives a major portion of its revenue from property taxes, the delay in reassessment has kept us, as well as, the other taxing entities, without working capitol until February of 2004. As if all that weren't...

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It was certainly good news to hear recently that the parent firm of North American Van Lines will be adding 260 new jobs at its Fort Wayne operation! The national economic picture finally seems to be showing a few signs of recovery. I've said all along, that Fort Wayne and Allen County and the Chamber of Commerce are well prepared through the Economic Development Alliance to land new jobs for our area as soon as the national economic picture brightens a bit and hopefully, that's exactly...

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