I am trying desperately to understand the workings of local government and the happenings (or lack thereof) in Toledo, OH.
We have a Mayor that thumbs his nose at the laws that the rest of us are bound to abide by.
We have a city law department that doesn't think it has to answer requests from citizens under the Freedom of Information Act. That mindset is going to cost us all dearly.
A City Council that is more divided everyday. They bicker like school children.
A public school system that is an embarrassment, but has the nerve to ask for more money. ***CLUE: Provide a solid education for our children and then you might merit more money. Until then --- you're out of luck.
A police department that is understaffed and has some of the lowest morale I've ever seen. They are doing an impossible job without the tools they need.
Jobs are leaving the area at a record pace. People are losing their homes, their cars and their minds due to the poor local economy.
We have a private investor/developer that has been trying to promote an intermodal terminal for this area and has gotten nothing but crap from the administration.
We have another developer that is in on the Marina District and is dedicated to a fault. The problem is the bulk of the development is residential properties and there aren't enough buyers to make a dent in the current housing stock, let alone any additional.
Unemployment is up. Crimes against person/property is up. Drug sales are up. Gas prices are up.
And morale is down.
Not a recipe for success.
Toledo Blade Screw UP
9 hours ago