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Hello, Toledo.  

Hope you are having a great week. As the temperature drops this week, our attention turns to leaf collection.  It is almost time!  Our first day for leaf pick-up will be November 4, 2022. More details on the schedule coming soon. 

Yesterday, we had some pretty exciting news to announce. I joined Department of Public Utilities Director Ed Moore to announce the official end of the Toledo Waterways Initiative work. The City of Toledo is fully compliant with the orders of the Court, the EPA, and the Federal Government and will be released from their supervision. Even more impressive is the fact that the City of Toledo is the first city of its size in the United States to have achieved this status!  You can read more here. 

The goal of the Toledo Waterways Initiative (TWI) was to clean our waterways and reduce sewage overflows through wastewater storage, sewer separation, and improved wastewater treatment. These solutions involve over 45 separate projects encompassing 48 square miles over the course of 18 years, at a total cost of $529 million. Projects included improvements to the Bay View Wastewater Treatment Plant and the elimination of sanitary sewer discharges at key locations, including Arlington Avenue, Detroit Avenue, Fernhill Road, Heatherdowns Boulevard, Parkside Boulevard, Point  Place, and River Road.

The City of Toledo's investment in the water treatment plant ensures safe drinking water for all of our residents and water customers. Thanks and congratulations to all at the Department of Public Utilities on their commitment to these successful improvement projects. Your efforts are appreciated by all of us. 

If you want to hear more about the great work the Department of Public Utilities is doing, head to one of our upcoming community meetings to learn more.  

Hope you had a wonderful time last weekend at the Momentum Festival. It was a great event. Thanks to all of the planners and sponsors who made this event great. 

Have a wonderful week, Toledo. 

Join Us for an All-Things-Toledo Meeting!

We have embarked on a six-week plan to meet with residents throughout the community. You can stop by any one of the remaining meetings and hear about all of the projects happening at the Department of Public Utilities, Housing, and Community Development, Forward Toledo, and Engage Toledo.  

Have a few minutes now?   Follow this link to take the Forward Toledo Survey Today! 

The next meeting is Monday, September 26 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Library.

Only ONE Week Left to Apply

The deadline for the final round of Rental Assistance closes on September 30.  Follow the link below for all the details and the application. 

Apply Before September 30

Food Truck Party:  TODAY at Bowman Park

No need to figure out what is for dinner tonight...or any Wednesday this month! Join us for a food truck party every Wednesday 4:00-8:00 PM. View the full schedule at

Help Us Clean Our Streams 

This weekend, you can volunteer at the annual Clean Your Streams event.   The City of Toledo Department of Environmental Services has been a long-time partner on this important community event.  Sign up below!

Chuck Ealey:  Key to the City 

I was pleased to be able to present a Key to the City of Toledo to University of Toledo football legend Chuck Ealey. He was recently inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.  In his high school and college career, he never lost a game.  An outstanding record of 35-0.  Congratulation! 

Aspiring Hands, Inspiring Afternoon

I had the opportunity to meet with the members of the Aspiring Hands group.  The visitors had a pizza lunch and took in the sights of the Mayor's Office and the Toledo City Council Chamber. 

Aspiring Hands is a non-profit organization that works to help adults with disabilities in Toledo through Community enrichment and involvement. 

Upcoming Events

Let's Get Moving: Walking Program
Thursday, September 22,  6:30 p.m.
Toledo Botanical Garden

Refuse and Recycling Drop-Off
Saturday, September 1, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Detwiler Park 

Food Truck Party!
4-8 p.m. at Bowman Park 
Each Wednesday thru September!   
Food trucks, music, and FUN! 

City of Toledo Public Information Session
Monday, September 26, 5-6:30 p.m.
Birmingham Library

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By The Numbers

Year To Date
46,998  calls to Engage Toledo
22,212  service requests made through Engage Toledo app
70,440  potholes filled
8,272,307  pounds of debris cleaned from streets with street sweepers
4,376,909   pounds of debris removed from alleys
2,675,582  pounds of debris removed by the Clean Toledo blight team
5,826  tires collected
1,581  trees trimmed
245  water main breaks repaired
1,613,851  feet of sanitary sewers cleaned
6,606  feet of storm sewers cleaned


 building inspections completed


 permits issued
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