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Fort Wayne Mayor and City Clerk Wish To Move On From Parking Ticket Feud

Lana Keesling explains why she released audio of her argument with Mayor Tom Henry. Both says it's time to move on.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- It's time to move on.

That's the sentiment shared by both Fort Wayne City Clerk Lana Keesling and Mayor Tom Henry over their argument about a parking ticket that led to Keesling accusing Henry of bullying and retaliation, and releasing a recording of a conversation between the two as proof. 

She tells WOWO News why she released that audio. 

"There have been two responses from the Mayor. First, was that this was a disagreement between two people," Keesling said. "The other one was that I'm upset about a parking spot that was removed from me, and that's not the case. It's the retaliation, the bullying and the threat of further retaliation."  

Last Friday, one of Keesling's parking enforcement officers ticketed Mayor Henry's city issued car for have an expired license plate. In the audio clip released by Keesling, you can hear Henry seemingly confirm his displeasure with the ticket by taking away Keesling's assigned parking spot at Fort Wayne City Hall. 

Now both say they want to put it behind them and move on. 

"For gosh sakes it's a parking ticket and a parking space. That's it," Mayor Tom Henry added. "We've got so many neat things going on in this city, so many great opportunities. Can't we put this behind us?"

WOWO Fort Wayne contributed to this story

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