FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - This week at the Fort Wayne City Council meeting, all nine City Council members agreed to at least look into what is going on with the decision to terminate the Economic Development Agreement for Electric Works.
After gaining the support of numerous boards, commissions, and business leaders, scrapping the Economic Development Agreement has council members scratching their heads.
"In liking of RTM, why didn't they discontinue the process two years ago when they were basically pleading the case that this is a really great project. We need to do this," Fort Wayne City Councilman Tom Didier said.
Councilman Didier thinks there's more to the vote that took place on Aug. 3 to terminate the Economic Development Agreement.
Other council members agreed at the meeting that it's worth looking into.
"Whenever you talk about subpoena, you could tell by Nancy Townsend's appearance it was not a comfortable situation, so I guess for me personally, I'm trying to move things forward and find things out and then through that discussion of finding things out, hopefully, we can move forward with a new proposal for RTM," Didier explained.
He said nothing can move forward without the Mayor.
"We want to make sure that there's continued open dialogue. We want to work together because in order for our community to move forward together successfully. We're going to need to have open dialogue, trust and communication between all entities to get this where we all want it to be," City Spokesperson John Perlich said.
We asked Councilman Didier if he thought a new developer was necessary.
He said no, but maybe some extra assistance could help.
City Council will vote on if an investigation will move forward on Tuesday, Sept.15.