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Roads, Roads, and More Roads!

Happy Wednesday, Toledo.  

It was a great day out on Heatherlawn!   I was joined by members of the Toledo Department of Transportation in announcing the official end of the 2022 road season. I am proud to say that it was another record-breaking year. 

Since 2020, with the support of City of Toledo voters who passed a roads levy, the city has dedicated much of its effort to ensuring that we repair or replace as many roads as we can each season.  Of course, there is more to be done!   The 2023 roads list should be posted in the coming weeks. 

But first, we should celebrate 2022. Just over 120 residential streets were resurfaced, which is 51.37 lane miles.  Over 43 streets were patched and sealed, which is 18.38 lane miles. Nearly 38 unimproved streets were repaired, which is 8.87 lane miles.  These are unprecedented numbers!  Thanks to all of our road crews, engineers, and partner contractors for their efforts this season. 

In case you missed it, in another good sign that we are on the right track and moving fast, the Toledo Region was ranked the #5 Manufacturing hub in the United States. 

Don't forget to join me next Wednesday, November 2 at 4:30 for the monthly Wednesdays with Wade. I look forward to you joining members of my cabinet to provide updates on all things happening in the City of Toledo. 

Happy Halloween, Toledo! 

Get a Rebate for Using Electric! 

You can get a $100 rebate for buying an electric lawnmower.  Just in time for those end-of-season sales! Check out all the details at
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The Best Economic Development Team in the Business!  

Members of the hard-working Economic Development Department at the City of Toledo attended two key meetings last week.  First up was Heritage Ohio's annual conference which was in Toledo this year.  Director Brandon Sehlhosrt presented on"Reimagining Downtown Post-COVID: New Visions for Commercial Development of Historical Properties".

In Columbus, the team attended the Ohio Economic Development Association Conference.  There, both Sandy Spang and Steven Powell earned certification as an Ohio Economic Development Professional. 

Housing Assistance Workshops

We are hosting a series of workshops to assist residents applying for rental assistance, mortgage assistance, and the Rooftops Repair Program. All meetings will be at various Toledo Lucas County Public library locations. There, City of Toledo staff will be available to assist with the application process and answer questions regarding housing or community development.

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Youth Be Heard! 

The Department of Parks & Youth Services at the City of Toledo wants to hear from YOU! Please join us as we kick off a series of listening sessions with the youth of Toledo.  You will participate in collaborative brainstorming on the future of the youth services department!   Lunch and transportation are provided! Please register using the QR code or visit  

Mowing Expo Coming Up! November 3

Join us at the Mowing Expo on November 3 at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza. There, you will get all of the information you need to become a City of Toledo Mowing Contractor. 
Register for Expo

Toledo Recovery Plan Dollars Available for
Arts & Cultural Organizations 

The Lucas County Board of Commissioners, Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, and Toledo City Council have joined together to allocate $6 million in ARPA funding to support a multi-year grant program for eligible nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and artists in Toledo and Lucas County. The program will be administered by The Arts Commission.

Applications and guidelines are available on The Arts Commission's website at Grant applications will close on November 16, 2022. 

Let's Help Imagination Station Shatter the Record! 

Mark your calendar now for November 5!  Start collecting glass bottles and join the fun! 

Upcoming Events

Let's Get Moving: Walking Program
Thursday, October 27, 5:30 p.m.
Manhattan Marsh

Youth Be Heard 
November 12
Lunch and transportation provided

Assistance Workshops 
Monday's: 9am to 5pm, West Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave.
Tuesday's: 9am to 1pm, South Library, 1736 Broadway St.
Wednesday's: 9am to 5pm, Mott Library, 1010 Dorr St.
Thursday's: 9am to 1 pm, Main Library, 325 Michigan St.

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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
78,400  potholes filled
8,857,667  pounds of debris cleaned from streets with street sweepers
4,828,629   pounds of debris removed from alleys
2,675,582  pounds of debris removed by the Clean Toledo blight team
6,115  tires collected
1,612  trees trimmed
276  water main breaks repaired
1,777,112  feet of sanitary sewers cleaned
8,692  feet of storm sewers cleaned


 building inspections completed


 permits issued
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