Mayor Graham Richard today was the guest speaker at the Downtown Rotary where he presented a preview of his 2006 Report to the People sessions.
Mayor Richard expressed his support for proposed legislation in the Indiana General Assembly that promotes more local control and flexibility for municipalities.
* Reduces the reliance on property taxes
* Establishes alternatives for financing local government
* Creates efficient and effective local government
* Assists the State of Indiana in balancing its budget
“Local governments need to have more flexibility at the local level to make key decisions. We want to continue the momentum for efficient and effective government,” said Mayor Richard. “
Mayor Richard's first Report to the People for 2006 will be at 8 a.m. Tuesday, January 31 at the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, 826 Ewing St.