Friday, July 12, 2013

Statement from Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry  

Fort Wayne City Council tonight voted favorably on one of the most important initiatives in the history of the City of Fort Wayne. I want to commend Council members for demonstrating leadership by passing a financial plan for the future that will sustain our community and position us for success.

In a bipartisan manner, we’ve made a commitment to invest in Fort Wayne. We’re moving the City forward with more police officers and firefighters, funding for street and parks improvements without having to borrow money, property tax relief for homeowners, and a small income tax increase to continue with important, necessary services that citizens expect and deserve.

I want to thank our City employees, citizens, businesses, community leaders, and the Fiscal Policy Group for coming together for the betterment of Fort Wayne. Over the past year and a half, we’ve had an open dialogue on how to maintain our viability and sustainability. We’re all making sacrifices that will make a meaningful difference for today and tomorrow.

I’m excited about our future. There’s positive momentum in Fort Wayne. By investing in ourselves, we’re saying we’re committed to a great quality of life, tremendous neighborhoods, new jobs, and business growth. Our time is now. 

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