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Investing In Our Neighborhoods

Hello Toledo and Happy Wednesday,

I saw in my Facebook memories this week that we launched the first-ever Wednesdays With Wade updates to the community in 2017.  We have been going strong ever since!  Thank you for reading our updates each week these last five years.

Last weekend, my wife Sarah and I, and about 70,000 friends, enjoyed the 2022 Jeep Fest.  It was amazing to see so many Jeeps, Jeep enthusiasts, Toledoans, and so many visitors in the Glass City for the event. Home of the Jeep since 1941,Toledo is the perfect location for such a celebration!  Many thanks to all of the planners, volunteers (Over 400!) sponsors, participants, and attendees who made Jeep Fest 2022 such a great success.

I was pleased to be able to launch the Lagrange neighborhood Save Our Community team this week. They are a great group of people from the neighborhood who will be devoting all of their time to interrupting the violence and improving relationships. As planned, this neighborhood is the second to go live after the Junction/Englewood neighborhood. In the next three months, we should be fully operational in the third and final SOC neighborhood in East Toledo. 

I am very pleased to see the new energy and renewed commitment to reducing gun violence from the Safety Department. Our homicide and shooting numbers this year have improved over last year, and we want to keep it that way. We continue to take an “all hands on deck” approach to reducing violence. Quality policing, specialized police operations, SOC, the Safety Department, the Clean Toledo Team, Neighborhood investments, and mediation services are all contributing to the improvement.

African American Male Wellness Walk

Join us Saturday August 20, 8 a.m. at the Warren AME Church. The National African American Male Wellness Walk raises awareness for mens health and wellbeing. Afterward, there will be food trucks, bouncy houses, face painting, resource tables and more!

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Resuming Normal Water Utility Operations

Beginning September 1, the Department of Public Utilities will be resuming regular operations, including water shutoff for non-payment. Residents with a past due water balance have a number of options when it comes to paying their bill.

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Employee Night at Toledo Mud Hens

Our Employment Engagement Committee hit it out of the ball park last week with their first Toledo Mud Hens employee appreciation baseball game! Thank you City of Toledo employees! We appreciate you! ⚾️

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Business Ranking Announcement

In Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report, metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors. City of Toledo is ranked fifth in the nation of large size manufacturing hubs.
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Girl Scouts Daisy Troop 1505

I was proud to welcome a Daisy Troop to the office to earn their community badge. They got a tour of the office, learned about the City's birthday, and even got candy! 

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 Old South End Gateway Arch.

​This afternoon, the new welcoming arch in the Historic South End was officially opened!  Supported with funds form the City of Toledo, the arch serves as a gateway to the neighborhood.  Congratulations to all who worked so hard to make this a reality! 

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Pride Weekend in Toledo

The Human Relations Commissions of Toledo is a proud sponsor of Toledo PRIDE. Join us in celebrating celebrating all weekend, including the always-exciting Pride Parade Saturday, August 20. HRC will have a resource table in Promenade Park and is excited to speak about city services like mediation!
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Great Lakes Brewing Company Grand Opening

Not sure there is bad time to have a beer with some friends? It was a great afternoon at the opening of Great Lakes Brewing Company. Congratulations to the owners and best of luck in your new venture!   

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Upcoming Events

Summer Drop-in Programs
Varies Daily
City of Toledo Parks

Pools Open
Thu/Fri 3-7 p.m. 
Sat/Sun 2-6 p.m.
Navarre, Pickford, and Willys Pools

Inline and Roller Skating
Mon/Tue/Thur 12-4 p.m., Wed/Fri 5-9 p.m.
Ottawa Park Ice Rink

Let's Get Moving: Walking Program
Thursday, August at 6:30 p.m.
Willys Park
Farmers Market 6:30-7:30 p.m. farmers market nutrition coupons accepted.

Refuse and Recycling Drop-Off
Saturday, August 20, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Longfellow Elementary

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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
59,960  potholes filled
6,236,943  pounds of debris cleaned from streets with street sweepers
3,309,629  pounds of debris removed from alleys
2,675,582  pounds of debris removed by the Clean Toledo blight team
4,785  tires collected
1,447  trees trimmed
192  water main breaks repaired
1,199,827  feet of sanitary sewers cleaned
5,692  feet of storm sewers cleaned
5,484  building inspections completed
5,199  permits issued
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