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Fort Wayne city council to discuss tax fund spending

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Fort Wayne Councilmembers will discuss proposed changes to how the city will spend extra tax funds.

Fort Wayne’s NBC previously reported the city received $3.86 million from the state as a result of additional revenues collected by the state through income taxes.

Mayor Tom Henry wants to use the money on neighborhood improvement and quality of life programs. He also wants to fund new drug testing equipment and assist Allen County’s Sobor Living pilot.

Several city council members agree with the mayor’s plan but recommend doubling the neighborhood investment from $1 million to $2 million.

They say if the resolution passes, they want to work with the mayor in the following weeks to create a “more balanced plan to invest in our neighborhoods.”

The resolution will be introduced on Tuesday. If it passes, the Council will request a signature by the Mayor to indicate his willingness to direct City staff to work with them to improve the appropriation bill.

Jacob Burbrink

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