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Moving Forward with Riverfront

Jul 26, 2016 No Comments ›› mbarranda

Today the City of Fort Wayne will take an important step in the continued development of our rivers. Many people in the community are very excited about riverfront development – including myself. However, it’s that very excitement that can lead to making imprudent decisions based on miscommunication and failure to collaborate. I want to thank ...

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Comprehensive Planning – A Road Less Traveled…

Jun 8, 2016 1 Comment ›› mbarranda

Last night the Council considered Bill No. G-16-05-27 which is an ordinance which created a Motor Vehicle Excise Surtax and Wheel Tax. The bill passed through committee with a 5-4 recommendation in favor. The proposal was advanced by some members of the Mayor’s Fiscal Policy Group which had apparently identified a shortage of road funding ...

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A Vote in Favor of Civil Discourse – by Michael Barranda

May 11, 2016 9 Comments ›› mbarranda

Last night I voted against continuing the ongoing toxic dialogue regarding the City Administration's North IV Annexation proposal. In response the Mayor has issued a statement that the 7 members of City Council that voted against the proposal showed a lack of leadership. I disagree. It took leadership to turn down the promise of a ...

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Discussion, Details are Essential on Annexation

May 11, 2016 No Comments ›› mbarranda

The following op-ed appeared in the Journal Gazette on May 6th. Last month I wrote an op-ed in which I expressed my inclination to abstain from the annexation vote. At the time I felt that abstaining was the right move because of, primarily, my family connection to Northwest Allen County Schools – an entity at risk ...

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Michael on TV

Oct 26, 2015 No Comments ›› mbarranda

Check out the TV Commercials for Michael's Campaign here. MAKING THE COMMUNITY BETTER SERVING ALL OF THE VOTERS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE...FOR EVERYONE BARRANDA, CRAWFORD & FREISTROFFER - NO JOKING MATTER

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Michael’s Commercial: Fort Wayne – a great place to live…for everyone!

Oct 20, 2015 No Comments ›› mbarranda

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Michael Shows Support for Fort Wayne Community Schools

Oct 19, 2015 No Comments ›› mbarranda

Michael took the time to be principal for a day at Shawnee Middle School. You can read about the day below. October 16, 2015 1:03 AM FWCS Principal for a Day Local professionals go back to school Jamie Duffy | The Journal Gazette [caption id="attachment_887" align="alignleft" width="300"] Michael was a guest of principal of Shawnee Middle School. He ...

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Greater Fort Wayne Business PAC Supports Michael Barranda

Oct 19, 2015 No Comments ›› mbarranda

By BROOKE WELCH | bwelch@wfft.com Published 10/19 2015 04:13PM The Greater Fort wayne Business Political Action Committee or commonly known has BizPAC has announced the candidates they will be endorsing this election. BizPAC focuses purely on a candidate's economic philosophy.  They begin by giving a candidate a questionnaire, and the committee then reviews the questionnaire.  If the candidate ...

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Michael Receives Endorsement from Journal Gazette

Oct 19, 2015 No Comments ›› mbarranda

October 18, 2015 1:02 AM City Council recommendations If Fort Wayne’s city election seems quiet this year, it’s not for a lack of qualified candidates. City Council contests, in particular, offer voters strong choices for advancing the city in the four years ahead, and they deserve the attention of city voters interested in seeing Fort Wayne prosper. Read ...

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Website Changed to Increase Feedback.

Sep 16, 2015 No Comments ›› mbarranda

We have updated the website to provide more opportunities for you to provide feedback. Posts will now have opportunities for feedback, including discussion. We have also added a polling tool that will seek feedback from constituents on important community issues. These polls will be updated periodically, and will continue after Michael is elected to City ...

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