James S. Nowak,
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.
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.
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:
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.