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.

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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As you know, Veterans' Day was Thursday, November 11. I was very impressed by the respect shown our vets by local print media as well as Fort Wayne's TV stations. There were special TV programs and newspaper supplements and other local events such as the Veterans' Stand-down event at the Wayne Township Trustee's office on October 29. All of these events demonstrated the respect that we all have for our veterans as well as those on active military duty.

There's a strange disconnect between...

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I want to share with you some exciting activities that are making Fort Wayne a great place to work, live and raise a family.

We recently dedicated the City's new Three Rivers Trail Marker. The marker provides a downtown location for citizens to park their vehicles and get out to walk or ride bikes on the rivergreenway. The area is located along Spy Run Avenue in front of the City's Water Filtration Plant across from the Old Fort. The trail marker project was completed by city employees from...

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On October 25th of this year, the Wayne Township Trustee Office (WTTO) hosted the 5th annual Community Partnership Summit at the League for the Blind and Disabled. There were over twenty service organizations represented and several members of the clergy were also invited to attend. The summit meeting was designed as a roundtable discussion for all of the service providers during the winter heating season. So often one agency offered a program and the other agencies weren't aware of the...

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