Mayor responds to parking dispute

Tuesday night, Henry offered to restore Keesling's parking space inside Citizens Square.

Posted: Feb 14, 2018 10:44 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry finally publicly responded to the heated disagreement between him and City Clerk Lana Keesling.

Tuesday night, Henry offered to restore Keesling's parking space inside Citizens Square.

Wednesday morning, Keesling released a recording where Henry admitted he took the spot away in retaliation for a ticket issued to his city-owned car for an expired registration.

Henry said he was surprised the conversation was recorded.

"It's unfortunate someone tape recorded a conversation I thought was being held in private. That really disappoints me. With that being said, I really hope that we go on and look at other things in the future," Henry told reporters after his State of the City address Wednesday.

Keesling does have a parking spot in the garage across the street.

She said she gave that to her appointed deputy clerk since other appointed officials have a reserved spot.

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