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Electric Works

Fort Wayne City Council will hold off on deciding whether to launch an investigation into the failed economic development agreement for the Electric Works project for the next several weeks.

The final vote to launch an investigation was due to hit the books Tuesday, but discussions of new negotiations forced Council to push the pause button.

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 One month after Fort Wayne’s redevelopment commission unanimously agreed to terminate the economic development agreement with RTM Ventures over the major Electric Works development, City Council is escalating requests for transparency.

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2nd District Republican city councilman Russ Jehl is calling on Mayor Tom Henry and Fort Wayne to fulfill unfinished infrastructure projects from the 2013 capital improvement plan.

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The purchase and implementation of body cameras for the Fort Wayne Police Department won near-unanimous approval from City Council Tuesday night.

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Fort Wayne City Council will discuss the purchase and potential requirement of body cameras for the city’s police department during its meeting Tuesday.

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Fort Wayne City Council approved the rezoning of a half-acre of land at 2802 and 2810 Indiana Ave. from single-family to multi-family use Tuesday night.

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Fort Wayne Democratic City Council members Glynn Hines, Sharon Tucker and Michelle Chambers were joined by other community leaders Friday in calling out Mayor Tom Henry’s administration for a lack of diversity in appointments to major city boards.

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Last week, Fort Wayne City Council met with police chief Steve Reed to discuss the police response to demonstrations in downtown Fort Wayne at the end of May. While movement on any legislation is projected to take six-to-eight weeks, reforms to the police department could receive bipartisan support.

Fort Wayne City Council has extended its contract with the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership for another year, at a cost of $125,000.

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Fort Wayne police chief Steve Reed stood by his department’s response to protests in downtown Fort Wayne during the final weekend of May, as he met with City Council on Tuesday night for the first time since the incidents.