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        Community reinvestment, streamlined regulations, and stable finances and infrastructure projects were among last year’s highlights of Northwood Mayor Ed Schimmel’s State of the City address.

        The city administration set into motion a community-generated vision to redevelop the former Woodville Mall site, which he called “our largest eyesore.” The city also developed plans to improve Brentwood Park, and completely altered regulations to stimulate new development opportunities along Woodville Road.

        “A just-inked School Travel Plan will now provide students with solutions that will allow them, for the first time ever, to walk and bike safely to their new school,” he said.

        The city’s finances, he said, are in good shape, with stable general revenues and income taxes.

        To backers of the Lake Erie Bill of Rights ballot initiative, its passage Tuesday by voters in Toledo marks an historic turn in how a community regards the lake and its entire ecosystem.

        LEBOR grants legal rights to the Great Lake and its watershed as an amendment to the city’s charter. According to those who pushed for it to be on the ballot, it will be the first U.S. law of its kind.

         Area counties, townships and municipalities could see their revenues from Ohio’s gasoline tax almost double by fiscal year 2024 if a proposed increase by Gov. Mike DeWine is enacted.

        Gov. DeWine unveiled his proposed transportation budget (HB 62) recently to the House of Representatives, including an 18-cent motor vehicle user fee increase with future increases tied to inflation.

Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz gave a preview of this Thursday’s State of the City address when he spoke to East Toledo Club members last week.

Kapszukiewicz will deliver the 2019 State of the City Address at Waite High School, 301 Morrison Dr., at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28. He spoke to the East Toledo Club this past Thursday afternoon at the East Toledo Family Center Senior Center.

Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz will deliver the 2019 State of the City Address at Waite High School, 301 Morrison Dr., at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28.

The annual State of the City brings community, business, faith, non-profit, and government leaders together to hear the state of the City. Mayor Kapszukiewicz’s address will highlight accomplishments of the past year and his vision and initiatives for 2019 and beyond. The mayor is committed to fiscally-responsible policies to enhance the efficiency and transparency of city operations. He also strives to increase the education, income, and health of all Toledoans.



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