Mayor Graham Richard today announced the City of Fort Wayne is preparing for the 2006 “Mayor'€™s Money in Your Pocket” Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program.

Mayor Richard has sent a letter to financial institutions in the community asking for their support and help with the program. The EITC

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Mayor Graham Richard and Police Chief Rusty York today presented a meritorious service citation to six Fort Wayne Police Officers for performing an extremely laudable and extraordinary act.

Mayor Graham Richard will speak at the Six Sigma Excellence Conference on Thursday, November 17 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. The Mayor'€™s comments begin at 8 a.m. The conference runs from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Mayor Graham Richard will lead the City'€™s second annual Greenway Summit from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, November 14 at the River Lodge in Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Rd. The Summit is open to the public. Citizens interested in greenways and trails are encouraged to attend.

Mayor Graham Richard today announced a recommendation to delay an increase in the solid waste fee for one year. This plan would save each individual ratepayer $12 in 2006.

A $2.5 million increase in county option income tax (COIT) revenues has allowed the City to develop a plan to use the

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City Street Department leaf pickup crews will complete the first round of leaf pickup in the south section of the City later today. This will mark the completion of the first pickup in each three sections of the City.

Mayor Graham Richard will lead the City'€™s second annual Greenway Summit from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, November 14 at the River Lodge in Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Rd.

The Summit is open to the public. Citizens interested in greenways and trails are encouraged to attend.

Fort Wayne City Utilities is one of 14 drinking water systems in the country to win a 2005 Platinum Award for Sustained Competitiveness from the Association of the Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA).

The City of Fort Wayne will lead a group of volunteers in a door-to- door survey campaign from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, October 15 in the Hanna-Creighton neighborhood.

The City of Fort Wayne'€™s Fleet Management Department has been recognized by "Fleet Equipment" magazine as the ninth best fleet in North America.