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MAYOR HENRY'S VETO MESSAGE ON ORDINANCE AFFECTING PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEES

July 18, 2014 - Once again, City Council has presented an ordinance that I had to veto because of the disrespect it shows the great employees of our City - this time, the public safety officers. 

The last time I vetoed an ordinance, the voices of our non-public safety employees obviously fell on deaf ears. On July 8, when Council approved G-14-05-17 (as amended) impacting the employment of public safety officers, they clearly neglected to talk to those affected.

It’s unfortunate that Council amended an ordinance that had been tabled for weeks rather than going through the process of introduction, discussion, and passage. This approach did not allow taxpayers and public safety personnel, particularly the Fort Wayne Police Department, the opportunity to gain a full understanding of the impact of Council’s decision.

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MAYOR HENRY PROCLAIMS "DAMARCUS BEASLEY DAY" IN FORT WAYNE

July 18, 2014 - Mayor Tom Henry proclaimed today “DaMarcus Beasley Day” in the City of Fort Wayne.

Beasley visited the Mayor’s office this morning to receive the proclamation and recognition in honor of his soccer accomplishments and commitment to Fort Wayne.

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FOUR NEW SPORTS TOURNAMENTS TO BRING 25,000 VISITORS TO FORT WAYNE

July 17, 2014 - Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and Visit Fort Wayne officials today announced four new sports tournaments will take place in Fort Wayne and attract 25,000 visitors to the community.

The City of Fort Wayne is providing $20,000 in Sports Development Grant Fund dollars to help make the tournaments possible. Visit Fort Wayne estimates the economic impact to be $4.25-$4.5 million.

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