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 Senate budget plan – an amendment to House Bill 1001 – controls state spending while boosting the funding for K-12 education, Medicaid, and child protection.

This is a very responsible budget. We are funding our obligations but holding the line on spending. The plan does not include any general tax increases, limits the growth of government, takes a big step toward eliminating the structural deficit and funds Medicaid at a responsible level.

In addition, the proposal rebuilds the state's...

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A measure, authored by State Senator David Long (R- Fort Wayne), to enable government and quasi-governmental entities to enter into "design-build" contracts for the performance of a public works project passed the Senate 43 to 6. "Design-build" refers to a system of contracting under which one entity performs both architecture/engineering and construction under a single contract. Currently, over 50 percent of construction projects in the U.S. utilize the "design-build" process.

"This format...

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Advocates for those in need showing their "agricultural side"

 

Five years ago, the Wayne Township Trustee's Office sensed the need for local agencies to come together and share all information and qualifications for programs designed to help citizens in need during the difficult winter months. The planting of this seed, fertilized by the interest of churches, utility providers, and others, has now blossomed into a strong group of community partners. Meeting monthly to address current needs...

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Since I've represented the Waynedale/Indian Village area I've received many calls and e-mails regarding flooding and storm water problems. I've personally been a victim of flooding in the recent past and know full well how much misery a house or a basement full of floodwater can cause. Some flooding problems can be solved by something as simple as opening a blocked storm drain, but most can't. There's recent good news regarding some of Waynedale's most flood-prone areas. Greg Meszaros...

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For several years we've had what was basically an unforceable truck ordinance in Fort Wayne. Finally there was general agreement that the ordinance needed to be updated so truckers, police officers, and all citizens are aware which roads and streets are legal truck routes and which aren't. Since last year an ad hoc committee has been working on a new ordinance. Any citizen who wishes to have input regarding this matter can do so at the Southwest Area Partnership meeting at Study School at 7...

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The new Green City Initiative will help make Fort Wayne more environmentally friendly. The initiative includes purchasing hybrid vehicles, repaving the Rivergreenway to encourage more walking and bike riding, floral gardens along major corridors, and the endorsement of green building methods.

The City is purchasing seven hybrid vehicles. The new vehicles will save the City $112,000 in fuel costs. The hybrid vehicles increase fuel efficiency and will assist us in our efforts to reduce ozone...

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