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Fort Wayne Officials Propose Moving City Elections To Even-Numbered Years

Last updated on Sunday, January 13, 2008

(FORT WAYNE) - Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry’s victory, and that of the nine members of the city council, will cost city taxpayers $400,000.

The bill is normal procedure for the county, which charged Fort Wayne $390,854 in 2003. But the expense could be eliminated by a simple proposed change. The Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform recommended moving city elections to even-numbered years.

If city elections were held in even-numbered years, when the county is already holding its election, the city wouldn't be responsible for any of the costs.

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