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.

Driving through downtown has become a more and more exciting experience recently. The improvements in the Grand Wayne Center and the Allen County Public Library (and its branches) are proceeding at an amazing pace. These projects are a part of a $100 million city and county government and private investment in Fort Wayne's downtown. These projects and others, I believe, help spur increasing private investment in the heart of our city—the downtown. The city is eager to work with any private...

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I have been enjoying my visits with residents during the "Report to the People" sessions. These reports give me a chance to meet with citizens and hear from you about how we can make local government better. Thank you for your input.

I have announced some exciting new initiatives. These programs are designed to help us build a better city to attract new jobs and businesses. My theme this year is innovation and investment. The investments we make to retain and create jobs will help our city...

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Every year the federal government makes funds available to low income households to offset the high cost of winter heating. LIHEAP or Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program (or EAP) helps thousands of citizens in Fort Wayne and all over Indiana. The program assists with a one-time payment on heating and electric bills and the prevention of service disconnect from November to mid-March. March 15th marks the end of the Energy Assistance Program's six month's moratorium, which means that...

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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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