Paul Helmke was in town last week to lecture at IPFW’s University Community Conversation series.
After a news conference, we sat down and talked about gun violence and control as well as his feelings about the direction the City of Fort Wayne is headed.
In this segment we talk about what led him to the Brady Campaign and Center.
In this segment we talk about being a Republican and working to prevent gun violence.
In this segment we talk about sensible gun control.
In this segment we talk about other options besides gun control.
In this segment we talk about Helmke’s time as Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana (1988-2000).
He talks about his annexation programs, downtown Fort Wayne, Harrison Square, Area Partnerships, community oriented government, Headwaters Park, the Allen County Courthouse Green and other downtown projects. At 4:25, we talk about his feelings on the direction of things downtown. In particular, he feels more people need to live downtown and needs to be the focus. Overall, he feels the City is on the right track.
You might also be interested in photos and video from the news conference held at IPFW earlier that day.