City of Fort Wayne Fiscal Policy Study - July 31, 2012
Fiscal Policy Project - March 12, 2013
Fiscal Policy Group Income Taxes - March 19, 2013
Fiscal Policy Presentation - March 26, 2013
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Mayor says plan offered by Councilman Crawford is a solid compromise
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry today continued his push for residents and elected officials to support efforts to keep Fort Wayne a sustainable and thriving community into the future.
Mayor Henry is a strong advocate for a financial plan for the City that maintains an excellent quality of life and builds for success.
"We must pass a financial plan that sustains and builds jobs, businesses, and neighborhoods," said Mayor Henry. "In recent weeks, I've heard from residents, neighborhood leaders, and business owners. They've indicated their love for our community and the importance of making investments that will keep Fort Wayne as a City that others emulate."
After a thorough analysis and diligent review, Mayor Henry also expressed today that he believes a compromise offered by Councilman Dr. John Crawford at last week's City Council meeting is viable, sustainable, and would meet the City's needs.
SMALL BUSINESS WEEK TO BE CELEBRATED WITH OUTREACH TO ENTREPRENEURS
Fort Wayne, Ind. - Local entrepreneurs will get tips on how to build credit, connect with potential customers, build a solid business plan and much more at an information booth set up at One Summit Square Wednesday and Thursday, June 19 and 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On Wednesday, the small business information booth will be part of the Fort Wayne Farmer's Market and on Thursday it will be part of Lunch on the Square. Free samples from local small businesses will be offered to individuals who visit the booth.
"Small businesses are a driving force of our local economy," said Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. "I applaud all the entrepreneurs who are taking risks and making sacrifices to build their businesses, support their families and employ area residents."
The outreach is part of National Small Business Week, which runs June 16 -- 21. Locally, the week is being celebrated by several organizations that serve small businesses: the Urban Enterprise Association, the Community Development Corporation of Northeast Indiana, the Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center, the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, Greater Fort Wayne Inc., Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce, and CANI's Center for Community and Economic Development.
Foot, Bike, Vehicle Traffic Improves on Auburn Road
Fort Wayne, Ind. – In his ongoing commitment to strengthening neighborhood infrastructure to meet future community needs, Mayor Tom Henry and other community leaders celebrated the completion of the Auburn Road transportation project at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 13.
Joining Mayor Henry were neighborhood presidents, representing neighborhoods connected by the new sidewalk and trail, Shawnee Middle School Principal, Matt Scheibel and Fort Wayne City Council members Tom Didier and Russ Jehl, Jason Spreen from INDOT and representatives from contractors DLZ Inc., VS Engineering and Fleming Excavating.
"As this area has grown it has become more difficult for motor vehicles – and it has been nearly impossible for pedestrians to walk to Northrop High School, Shawnee Middle School and Holland Elementary. I'm glad we can make this investment into our future," said Mayor Henry. "These improvements strengthen neighborhoods in the area by making our transportation system safer for cars, pedestrians and bicyclists. These are critical long-lasting infrastructure improvements that will make our community vibrant for years to come."