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Let's Build the Next Big Thing!

Hello, Toledo! 

Toledo is proud of its past — and it should be. It’s not an exaggeration to say that Toledo helped build the America we all know and love. We perfected the manufacturing of glass. We turned iron ore into steel. We built cars and parts for cars. We were early pioneers in the development of solar panels. We invented the machine — the Jeep — that Dwight Eisenhower credited with winning WWII, and we built the machinery and developed the materials that helped put a man on the moon.

You bet we’re proud of our past. But the game-changing announcement by GM this week speaks to Toledo’s limitless future.

GM will be investing $760 million into its West Toledo plant to serve as the hub for its electric drive system. It is the first GM plant in America to begin its conversion to electric vehicles, and it makes a loud statement about what America’s largest automaker thinks of Toledo and its workforce.

In 2021, Site Selection Magazine ranked Toledo #1 in the country for new business investment and #1 for its commitment to sustainability. Toledo is proof that we can create jobs and embrace technologies that are sustainable and earth-friendly. We can create jobs and make sure workers receive good wages and benefits. This isn’t just a theory.

In Toledo, this is our practice, and this week's announcement is just the latest example of our winning formula!

We can continue to win investments such as these with a focus on the future and more specifically, a plan. You can contribute to the future of Toledo by helping us know what you think. Head to Toledo.oh.gov/forward to take a survey today. 

I would also like to congratulate Knight Insurance on the opening of their new offices in the Warehouse District this week. It was a great event and another great addition to Downtown's momentum. Best of luck to Knight Insurance!

Finally, don’t forget that next week a live version of Wednesday’s With Wade is back! We will have a very special edition of the series to commemorate service week at the City of Toledo.  Join us! 

Have a wonderful week, Toledo. 

All of the Information You Need! 

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.  

The next meeting is Monday, October 3 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Kent Library.

Application Portal Remains Open.  
Funds Available!

We are happy to announce the Rental Assistance Application will remain open for applications through the end of the year while funding is still available. We can help you pay your bills as a result of the impacts of COVID. Follow the link below for all the details and the application. 

Apply now

Resident Spotlight:  Tahree Lane 

In an ongoing series of spotlights on City of Toledo employees, businesses and residents, we turn our attention to the work of Tahree Lane.  

Tahree Lane is a self-diagnosed ‘re-cyclo-path.’ She’s had the condition for years and it is infectious.

“I don’t think there is a cure for it,” Lane said. “I am always looking for something to recycle.”

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FINAL Food Truck Party:  TODAY at Detwiler Park

Join us for the FINAL Food Truck Party of the Season. Live music, multiple food trucks, and FUN!  More information can be found here: toledo.oh.gov/food-truck-party

Forward Toledo! Take Your Survey Today!

You can teak your survey HERE.  

Do you follow us on TikTok?   You can see the above video and many more by giving the City of Toledo page a follow! 

It is Time for Fall! 

The City of Toledo will celebrate Halloween this year on October 31 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  You can celebrate more of the season by joining us at our annual Fall Festival at Ottawa Park on October 15 from 5:00-9:00 pm.  There will be plenty of kids' activities, candy, and a fun Halloween movie! 

Garden Opening at Aurora Project

There is not much more enjoyable than a garden full of vegetables and flowers for families to enjoy.  Now, the women and children who are served by Aurora House will have the same opportunity. The beautiful garden was opened this week.  
Volunteer

Toledo Fire & Rescue Promotions 

Congratulations to the hard-working men and women of Toledo Fire and Rescue  who were promoted this week.  We know they will continue their excellent service to the residents of Toledo in their new posts.  Those promoted are: 
Deputy Chief Bryce Blair Jr.
Battalion Chief Ted Sheares
Battalion Chief Jeremy Vedra
Captain Scott Thornburg
Captain Komako Goolsby
Lieutenant Robert Ohms
Lieutenant Wes Bombrys
Lieutenant Josh Johnson
Lieutenant James Christie
Lieutenant Ryan Parquette
Lieutenant Michael Eck

The Police Athletic League is on the Move!

It was a great day to celebrate the ground-breaking at the Police Athletic League on Manhattan Blvd.  in Toledo.  The new field paid for with contributions from private donors and CDBG will be a multi-use field.  It will be open for use in the Spring of 2023. 

Upcoming Events

Let's Get Moving: Walking Program
Thursday, September 29,  6:30 p.m.
University Park Trail 

Refuse and Recycling Drop-Off
Saturday, October 1, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friendship Park 

Food Truck Party!
4-8 p.m. at Detwiler Park 
The FINAL event is tonight!
Food trucks, music, and FUN! 

City of Toledo Public Information Session
Monday, October 3, 5-6:30 p.m.
Kent Library 

Ottawa Park Fall Festival 
October 15
Fall fun for the whole family! 

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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
72,040  potholes filled
8,485,367  pounds of debris cleaned from streets with street sweepers
4,516,329   pounds of debris removed from alleys
2,675,582  pounds of debris removed by the Clean Toledo blight team
5,883  tires collected
1,612  trees trimmed
249  water main breaks repaired
1,652,6811  feet of sanitary sewers cleaned
6,683  feet of storm sewers cleaned

7,204

 building inspections completed

6,951

 permits issued
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