Mayor Graham Richard tonight announced that the City will invest $58 million in transportation, water, sewer, and stormwater projects in 2006. Mayor Richard made the announcement during his Report to the People speech to the Northwest Area Partnership.

"A commitment to infrastructure assists us in

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The City'€™s Solid Waste Department is partnering with National Serv-all to collect the remaining brown National Serv-all garbage containers that residents used before the City'€™s new garbage container program was implemented in January.

Residents who have not had their old National Serv-all

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City officials today led a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of the nearly $2 million Parkerdale sanitary sewer extension project. The project will also result in the elimination of 118 septic systems.

Mayor Graham Richard tonight announced a Leadership Learning Institute program. The initiative features a series of meetings designed to help residents learn new skills and strengthen the community. Mayor Richard made the announcement during his Report to the People speech to the Northeast Area

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Mayor Graham Richard tonight announced that Wendy'€™s will build a new restaurant at Southtown Centre. Mayor Richard made the announcement during his Report to the People speech to the Southeast Area Partnership.

The installation of traffic signals at the U.S. 27 entrance into Southtown Centre will begin this week.

On Monday, March 13, the signals will be placed on flash and the entrance to Southtown Centre will be opened. The signals will be fully operational on Thursday, March 16.

Tonight, Mayor Graham

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The City of Fort Wayne has launched a "One Call to City Hall" program. A pilot program, which focuses on pothole, snow and ice calls, is underway. "One Call to City Hall" is designed to improve customer service through technology and convenience.

The City of Fort Wayne'€™s sixth annual International Festival will be held from noon-8 p.m. Saturday, March 11 at the Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.

The theme for this year'€™s festival is “Unifying the Community.” The festival is sponsored by the City of Fort Wayne and the...

The City of Fort Wayne has saved over $300,000 since 2005 by purchasing vehicles for City use through a new bidding process.

The City partnered with Allen County in the creation of the new bid process, which allows for all surrounding municipalities, school systems and other governmental entities

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Mayor Graham Richard today announced a new study shows a demand for housing in downtown Fort Wayne. Mayor Richard'€™s announcement came at the beginning of a daylong event, “Downtown Partners in Progress,” to showcase the housing study and downtown partnership development programs.

Mayor Graham Richard'€™s office has announced the rescheduled dates for the two Report to the People sessions that were postponed earlier this month.

Thursday, March 16; 6:30 p.m.

Northwest Area Partnership (NWAP); Northridge Baptist Church, 1300 E. Cook Rd.

Wednesday, March 22; 6:30 p.m. ...

Mayor Graham Richard will be the featured speaker at the Goshen College Business Luncheon from 12:55-1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23 at Goshen College'€™s Fellowship Hall of College Mennonite Church.

Mayor Richard'€™s speech is titled “Fort Wayne: The Power of High Performance Partnerships.” Mayor

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Mayor Graham Richard'€™s Reports to the People for this week have been postponed due to the Mayor being ill.

Postponed meetings:
Wednesday, February 15; 7 p.m.

Southwest Area Partnership (SWAP); Canterbury High School, 3210 Smith Rd.

Thursday, February 16; 6:30 p.m.
Northwest Area Partnership

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A group of community leaders will meet to begin studying the feasibility of a downtown mixed-use baseball stadium. The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 14 at the Baker & Daniels law office, 111 E. Wayne St.

Last October, Mayor Graham Richard announced a call for action to begin

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The City of Fort Wayne'€™s Fleet contractor, First Vehicle Services (FVS), has received ISO9001:2000 certification.

ISO9001:2000 certification is a top honor in the Fleet profession. The City and FVS partner on administrative and managerial functions of fleet management. This includes

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City leaders tonight will present an update to City Council on the Regional Public Safety Academy planned for Southtown Centre. Officials plan to break ground in June with the facility opening in November 2007.

The City of Fort Wayne has launched its Net Literacy Fort Wayne program. The program is one of the City'€™s iTeams. Last year, Mayor Graham Richard created iTeams to promote innovation and investment. Net Literacy Fort Wayne is based on the Central Indiana cross generational program.

At a recent

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Mayor Graham Richard will be a keynote speaker at the 2006 ASQ Six Sigma Conference in Palm Springs, California, Monday, February 6. Mayor Richard will lead a session on the use of Six Sigma in local government. The City of Fort Wayne has saved over $10 million by using Lean Six Sigma to better

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STAR Financial Bank, the City'€™s contractor for City Utilities billing operations, is offering free City Utilities services for one year to select City Utilities customers.

Customers that currently receive their Utility bill online or customers that want to begin receiving their Utility bill

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