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Taking the bold stance

When Fort Wayne City Council attorney Joe Bonahoom described the process for removing the property tax phase-ins for companies that did not live up to their job creation or investment promises, he outlined the appeal process, saying, “They get a second kick at the cat.”

That brought a lot of chuckles from council members and those in the audience.

But just in case anyone was wondering, council member Tom Smith, R-1st, wanted to be clear that Bonahoom was kidding.

“I do want to say that we don’t kick cats,” Smith said. “We love all animals.”

But don’t expect a tax break for cat owners.

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