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A proposed ordinance to limit the business hours of Fort Wayne’s strip clubs was tabled on a 5-4 vote by City Council Tuesday Night.

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Fort Wayne City Council unanimously approved changes to the city’s tax abatement policy during its weekly meeting Tuesday night.

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The Fort Wayne City Council held a public hearing Tuesday to allow people to voice their opinions on whether to raise the county income tax rate. The majority of people who spoke at the hearing were in favor.

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Mayor Tom Henry and members of the Fort Wayne City Council provided more details on a proposed income tax increase to help fund riverfront and infrastructure projects. The increase being proposed is 0.15 percent, which would bring the local tax to 1.5 percent.

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Fort Wayne residents won’t be able to keep chickens in their yard any time soon. A proposed ordinance that would have allowed the ownership of chickens in Fort Wayne failed in City Council Tuesday night on a 7-2 vote.

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Fort Wayne residents will soon pay about two dollars more for trash collection. City Council approved a contract with a new garbage and recycling business Tuesday night, following more than two decades of partnering with Republic.

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A Fort Wayne City Council meeting was cancelled this week, as a controversial measure looms ahead of council members for a vote.

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As Fort Wayne’s riverfront development project begins construction this summer, the city is looking to fill some long-term funding holes in the project. A new proposal in City Council to help fund the project would increase the local income tax.

Fort Wayne City Council President Russ Jehl was named the deputy district director for newly elected Congressman Jim Banks. Jehl will stay in Fort Wayne, and he says his role will be to talk to the Republican congressman’s constituents in Indiana’s third district.

“That will mean a lot of outreach,” Jehl said. “Everything from walking factories to walking farms.”

Jehl was Banks’ political director during his congressional campaign. Jehl will continue serving as a city council member and president.

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A proposal in Fort Wayne City Council wanting to change a state ordinance prohibiting guns in city parks passed Tuesday night with a 6-3 vote.