Mayor Tom Henry officially vetoed the Fort Wayne City Council’s decision to end collective bargaining rights for non-public safety union workers Friday.
This is only the second veto Henry has issued as mayor. The democrat has strongly advocated against the collective bargaining measure since it was introduced.
The vote to eliminate collective bargaining ran along party lines - Henry says the measure is a step backwards, and suspects political motives by the some council members.
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry delivered his annual State of the City address to a packed room of mostly municipal employees at the Grand Wayne Center Wednesday.
Henry used the forum to highlight some of his administration's victories in 2013 and announce new plans for this year.
His speech touched on everything from business growth to infrastructure improvements to the $71 million Ash Brokerage project coming to Downtown Fort Wayne.
Henry also acknowledged there's work to be done, especially in containing the violent crime Fort Wayne experienced in 2013.
2013 is already in the history books, but before we leave it behind, we wanted to survey the year gone by with the man at the center of some of Fort Wayne’s biggest stories.
WBOI’s Sean Bueter recently talked to Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry about some of the city’s victories and challenges in 2013, and asked him to look ahead to the new year.
This is the extended interview with Mayor Henry, including portions of the conversation not included on-air.
On November 20th, 89.1 WBOI held its first ever “Issues & Ales,” a live gathering at JK O’Donnell’s in Fort Wayne designed to get people talking about issues important to the community.
The event was an outstanding success as listeners and newsmakers packed the room for panel discussions, camaraderie, and great beer.
For those who weren’t able to attend the event, we’ll be posting audio from each segment in concert with WBOI Presents.