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.

IN KEEPING WITH OUR MISSION

 

As Wayne Township Trustee, I am proud to have the support of an incredible staff that is always willing to go beyond the common expectations of Township Government. Indiana statutes mandate Township Offices to provide relief to those individuals whose income does not meet their basic necessities. Social Security and SSI recipients face a number of challenging situations not the least of which is financial management. We believe in taking a proactive approach...

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From time to time in the past it has seemed important for me to make special mention of a citizen who has contributed much to "The Waynedale News" area as well as to the city of Fort Wayne. The individual whom I feel needs to be given a special pat on the back is the President of the Belle Vista Neighborhood Association, PAUL RYKARD! Paul has worked tirelessly on many projects in our community with the able support of his energetic and dedicated wife, Billie. He has been a leader of the...

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Day by day, Fort Wayne continues to become one of the safest cities of its size in the country. I am happy to report that crimes in Fort Wayne were down 8.54% from 2001 to 2002. Official uniform crime statistics complied by the Fort Wayne Police Department show there were 12,257 crimes in the City last year, compared with 13,402 crimes in 2001. Citywide, incidents of robbery, assault, burglary, larceny and vehicle theft were down in 2002. The police department reported on additional...

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Timeliness of serving those that serve us.

 

The Wayne Township Trustees office has joined the leadership role in helping those in need in our Veteran community. There are a number of local options in place to assist veterans, and we want to make sure that they are aware of all the services that are available to them.

Allen County is blessed to have an outstanding Veteran Service Officer in George Jarboe. This County office is responsible for assisting veterans, their spouses, dependents...

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The Indiana Supreme Court recently issued a ruling in a case that threatens to undermine hundreds of laws passed by the Legislature for local government. Laws such as food and beverage taxes, Airport authorities, special development districts, flood control districts, and many other laws passed to allow one community or another to deal with their various, unique problems could suddenly be found unconstitutional.

The Court decided to undo decades of precedent by determining that the way the...

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As you are probably aware, legislation working its way through the state legislature will legalize automatic speed detection devices at intersections, if local officials feel that that particular approach is needed. For many years drivers in Fort Wayne have been aware of the worrisome habit of some local drivers who seem determined to hit the accelerator rather than the brake after a traffic signal turns red. City police officer Brad Matteson was killed when a trucker allegedly sped through a...

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