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.

Many of you have already read about the successful completion of the 2003 legislative session. While success is always in the eye of the beholder, lets explore why I believe this year's Session, which created a two year budget, was good for both our community and our state.

First, looking at the big picture, we are one of 45 states that are facing a serious financial pinch as a result of the ongoing recession. In fact, Indiana has lost more jobs per capita than any state in the country, so it...

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There's been quite a bit of discussion recently about the importance of new jobs in this national recession (as it's now being called) in which we find ourselves. That's absolutely correct; without good jobs we can't fund good schools, build roads, have decent housing, finance our police and fire departments, etc. I've written in the past regarding our great new Grand Wayne Center scheduled to open in 2005. It isn't mentioned often but it's a fact that the $100 million being spent on the...

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The City of Fort Wayne's Neighborhood Code Enforcement Department started its summer weed program this month. Code enforcement officers are posting properties where the grass or other vegetation exceeds nine inches in height. Property owners have five days to cut the weeds or contractors will remove the vegetation and the City will bill the owner for the cost of the cutting plus an administrative fee.

Code enforcement officers are dedicating one week of each summer month to weed sweeps and...

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Here at Wayne Township we have many different departments and all of them are responsible for some essential task. Our Workfare department has a number of varied functions, including the safety of the staff during emergency situations, building maintenance, home inspections for our clients and direction of our manpower utilization crews. The Wayne Township Workfare Department is gearing up for another busy season. Workfare is just one of the departments that always strives to expand its...

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Recently I had the opportunity to join hundreds of others at a wonderful celebration—the dedication of the new St. Therese Catholic Church Sanctuary. The history of St. Therese Church is amazing especially considering the fact that the first church structure many decades ago was a post-World War II military building! During the last few years I've come to understand the importance of St. Therese to Fort Wayne's Catholic community as well as to the community in general. Congratulations to...

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The Fort Wayne community has always been a place where people from diverse backgrounds have come together in celebration of customs and heritages that unite, rather than divide us. More than 200 years ago, this land was the home of Miami, Potowatomi, and other Native Americans, English and French Settlers and African-American Freemen.

Now, as we settle into a new century and millennium, our community boasts more than 20 different cultural and ethnic groups that now call the City of Fort Wayne...

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