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.

I want to share with you the exciting news surrounding the revitalization of the Southtown Mall property. The City of Fort Wayne is committed to redeveloping the Southtown area into a destination where folks from all around the community will want to visit. The redevelopment will create jobs and provide needed services.

Menards is expected to begin construction in spring 2005, with an official opening later that year. STAR Financial Bank has also made a commitment to build a branch at...

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Protecting Rights of the Citizens

 

If you have ever been a victim of identity theft and/or identity fraud, then you know just how serious this crime can be. The Wayne Township Trustee's Office maintains the highest standards possible when dealing with a citizen's personal information because the last thing needed by a person who is struggling to meet their basic living necessities is additional difficulty and stress. With the Act of 1996 HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and...

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Garton Appoints Long to Chair Influential Committees

 

(STATEHOUSE) Looking forward to the 114th session of the Indiana General Assembly, State Senator David Long (R-Fort Wayne) received his committee assignments for 2005-2006 from Senate President Pro Tempore Robert D. Garton (R-Columbus).

Long will chair the influential Corrections, Criminal, and Civil Matters Committee, the Joint Rules Committee, and the Insurance Subcommittee. Long will also serve as a member of the Ethics Committee...

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Police Chief Rusty York recently met with City Council to discuss Fort Wayne's crime statistics. City crime rates are the lowest they've been in several years. I've always said that it takes good schools, strong families, and good jobs to prevent crime. That's the foundation on which a safe city is built. But it takes a lot more than that. All of our city public safety employees including members of the police department, fire department, EMS, and homeland security department work...

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We are pleased to be moving forward with a $35 million plan to retain and gain jobs. City Council recently approved our plan that calls for a series of economic development opportunities and infrastructure improvements over the next three years. We are so excited about the future projects that will occur all around the city. The projects will be funded through a county economic development income tax (CEDIT) bond, which will not increase taxes. As a result of the bond, an additional $9 million...

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Guardian of the Taxpayer

 

The year 2004 has been for all forms of local government. With budget cuts and tax reassessment, there is absolutely no room for waste. At Wayne Township, we understand the dual responsibility of providing service to those in need and also being a good steward of the tax dollar.

We have often described the services that we provide and the means to access those services. We have also clearly laid out our plans to involve our community partners. We would like to...

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