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Jail

I have practiced law  since 1976.  I spent much of my early years in court.  The current jail is connected to the courts by way of a number of tunnels.  This is a safe and efficient way to transport prisoners.  Building a new jail anywhere other than downtown, Is not an efficient way to do business. 

Water

Toledo has maintained its' own water system.  While it may need to be updated and improved, It gives us a competitive advantage when bringing new jobs to our city.  To relinquish this advantage makes no sense.  While we should work with our neighboring communities, we should not give up control of our water.

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Opioid Addiction


The greatest.problem we face.  Eighty percent (80%) of our crime is related to drugs.  People using.  People selling.  People stealing.  Gangs exist and recruit Toledo's youth.  Human trafficking.  All exist because of Opioid addiction. 


I will work to reduce Opioid addiction by:  

  • Partner with area hospitals to create free treatment programs.
  • Work with area churches and non-profits to create safe houses.
  • Create a drug court within Toledo Municipal Court.
  • Work with employers to employ recovering addicts.


Rather than spending taxpayer money on bigger jails to house drug offenders, let's work to eliminate the problem.  This would be a better way to spend taxpayer money.

For Toledo City Council 6th District

INCENTIVIZE THE INNER CITY

Downtown development with the Mud Hens, Walleye, and Promedica is in improving.  The outer belt of the City is in fine shape.  There is what I call "a circle of woe" between downtown and the outlying parts of the city.  We need to incentivize its' redevelopment.  

  • Encourage city employees to live in the inner city.  While we cannot demand city employees live in the city, we can provide incentives for them to do so.  For City employees who choose to live in the inner city, I propose we eliminate the 3/4% of the City Income Tax.
  • Work with area banks to provide low interest loans to people who chose to live in the inner city, whether to purchase a home or make home improvements.
  • Work with hospitals, like Mercy Health or Promedica, to provide loans or grants to individuals seeking to buy or improve their homes.  
  • Work with other non-profits to develop "mini villages" for economic growth.
  • Create a private government partnership to allow neighborhoods to take ownership of their parks and recreational areas.