Many people have asked me if I am in favor of consolidation or not. My answer is actually similar to Marla Irving's answer in the interview I conducted last Sunday.
I believe in consolidation in areas where it makes sense and where it adds efficiency and/or cuts costs.
The Mayor came out today in favor of consolidation and backed a proposal that would replace the Mayor and County Commissioners with a single executive. This proposal would also replace the City Council and County Council with one combined City/County Council.
The Mayor said one thing that was shocking.
He will not pursue further annexations (Except for the two currently in progress) until this issue is resolved. Wow. For him that is a major and almost un-believable statement. The empire of Fort Wayne loves to expand and take property with both annexation and Eminent Domain as frequently as they can.
The Mayor also said one thing that was completely inept and typical of all local elected officials of both Parties.
He does not know if consolidation will save the taxpayers money.
How stupid is he?
If we consolidate services it DAMN WELL BETTER SAVE THE TAXPAYERS MONEY. DUH...
Chairman of The Libertarian Party of Allen County