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.

Now that the elections are finally over, we can turn to other, less intensive discussions, such as the Longs' summer vacation in New England. I'd previously provided a long-winded essay on the first half of that trip, describing the drive out to Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. I left off at the end of our visit to Boston, a city we enjoyed much more than we thought we would. A return trip some day is definitely in the cards.

From Boston, we traveled north to Salem, about an...

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I recently had the opportunity to tour the newly expanded Grand Wayne Center. The expansion, which was jointly funded by city, county, and private dollars, is progressing well. Meeting space will increase from 25,000 to 50,000 square feet which will help bring larger conventions to our city with considerable economic benefit. Some organizations too large to be accommodated by the old facility are already booking the Grand Wayne Center for the coming months. This project will be a major...

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I am pleased to report to you that I recently announced a $35 million plan to retain and gain jobs and make infrastructure improvements. The plan will be funded through a CEDIT (county economic development income tax) bond, not property taxes. The bond will free up $9 million and provide the city with flexibility in targeting new economic development projects that could bring jobs to the community. The use of CEDIT revenue is limited by state statue and city ordinance to economic development...

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The Wayne Township Office is a government entity of Allen County, which provides environmental assistance to residents who meet certain eligibility criteria. The township is designed to provide emergency assistance.

The township's source of income is from the property tax dollars and miscellaneous income allocated by the state. The township also receives reimbursements from the Social Security Administration through the Indiana Township Association to reimburse the Township for local tax...

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I had intended to write about the second half of our family's summer vacation, discussing the great time we had in New England, and sharing where we feel anyone considering such a trip might want to visit.

Unfortunately, I am sitting here watching the second debate for Governor of Indiana, and the entire performance forces me to say some things about that race now, and to leave the summer vacation discussion for later.

Certainly, I understand that politics is a tough business, and that anyone...

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