FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Councilman Russ Jehl held a short press conference to talk about the missing capital improvement plan and decreased neighborhood funding in the 2019 budget.
Jehl says in spite of Fort Wayne's initial 2014 capital improvement plan, thirty of the projects identified in that plan remain unaddressed. Jehl says the city is investing in other non-neighborhood projects while spending less on neighborhood infrastructure.
"What we had five years ago was a plan that people could buy into, a plan people could put faith in, a plan that gave tax payers and neighborhoods hope. Really what I'm asking for is to reinstitute the plan because that gives people hope. That gives them a belief in their local government, and by revoking the plan, and not addressing it, funding everything else but neighborhoods really lowers confidence and I simply cannot in good faith approve the budget without a plan."
Councilman Jehl previously voted in favor of five out of six budgets.
- Councilman wants projects addressed
- Councilman John Crawford wants to see Electric Works project move faster
- Councilman Geoff Paddock running for third term
- Banks addresses gun debate
- Councilman Hines announces this will be his last term
- Allen County councilman announces candidacy for State Senate
- Councilman says Red River breached contract, city issues more fines
- Ft. Wayne councilman asking state for money toward passenger rail
- Councilman wants Red River Waste to hire trash tracker
- ACPL addresses collection weeding concerns