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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.

COUNCILMAN’S CORNER

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By the time you read this Councilman's Corner column a final City Council vote may have been taken regarding Mayor Graham Richard's plan to rejuvenate Southtown Mall. The chances are very great that the plan, which spreads the financial risk among Menard's, the developer, and the City of Fort Wayne, will pass a Council vote. As I see it, this plan to save Southtown Mall may well be our last chance. As Councilman Glynn Hines put it, Southtown is "a hole in the bottom of the boat" and everyone...

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MAYOR GRAHAM RICHARD

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Many Fort Wayne residents go to work every day but find they are unable to make ends meet. Often tax time becomes even more difficult for these families, but there is a way my administration is reaching out to help.

By partnering with CANI, RSVP, Project Renew, the United Way, the Hispanic Leadership Coalition, Vincent House, National City Bank, AARP, the Fort Wayne Urban League, the East Wayne Street Center, the Benito Juarez Center and the Salvation Army the City of Fort Wayne is kicking...

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THE VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

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With the winter season upon us, a solid plan is necessary to best help those in need. My staff and I have been actively involved in this years planning process within our office as well as in the community. The Fort Wayne area has seen a substantial increase in those families needing assistance to make it through the difficult cold weather months.

For the third year in a row, Wayne Township has partnered with CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana, Inc.) to help enroll our clients who...

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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR DAVID LONG

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As many of you know, there is a big problem trying to put together this year's budget. The reason is simple: the State is out of money. We are officially, as of this writing, approximately $850 million dollars short of the money required to pay for the 2001-2003 budget. Translated, we are taking in $850 million dollars less than we are spending. And while the economy is beginning to show signs of life again, the improvement is not going to get us out of this mess.

The past two years, the State...

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COUNCILMAN’S CORNER

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Congrats to Mayor Graham Richard and his team of real estate experts for making a major breakthrough regarding the future of Southtown Mall! As I am sure you've heard Menards has made a preliminary commitment to build a retail facility at Southtown. Getting to this point has been a long and challenging process with several false starts but I'm optimistic that real progress will now be made. As I've said many times, I feel sure that citizens of the south side, as well as, those throughout...

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MAYOR GRAHAM RICHARD

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Because it was such a success last year, I will again be presenting Reports to the People instead of a State of the City address this year. The meetings allow for more personal, interactive and accessible communication with the residents of Fort Wayne.

I plan to make several presentations at locations throughout Fort Wayne. The reports will be targeted toward specific groups, including neighborhoods, businesses, non-profit groups and the City's youth. In each meeting, I will touch on the...

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