FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Allen County brought in almost $8.8-million in local income taxes last year. That number was revealed at last night’s Fort Wayne City Council meeting.
The Journal Gazette reports almost $6-million went toward alley and sidewalk projects and a little more than $1-million went to riverfront improvements in downtown Fort Wayne, as well as annual maintenance costs.
City Councilman and Fort Wayne Mayoral candidate Dr. John Crawford said the numbers show a 2017 increase to local income taxes is “working as intended,” though he added that some of that funding will shift more toward Riverfront development in future years.