Statement from City of Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry on the passage of the 2017 City of Fort Wayne Budget:
(October 25, 2016) – Tonight’s passage of the 2017 City of Fort Wayne budget means a continuation of our commitment to providing needed services to residents, neighborhoods, and businesses.
The balanced budget focuses on what residents have asked us to do. We’ll be adding 28 new police officers, continuing our record investments in neighborhood infrastructure improvements, and enhancing quality of life amenities.
The budget reflects Fort Wayne’s position as a leader in economic development opportunities, job growth, and strong neighborhoods that make our community a point of destination.
We’re seeing momentum, investments, and excitement in Fort Wayne like never before. Strong leadership and placing an emphasis on moving our community forward in the right direction with fiscal discipline is resulting in thriving neighborhoods, a positive business climate, and new jobs.