Paul Tetuan Announces Candidacy for Toledo City Council

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May 27, 2008
CONTACT: Paul Tetuan

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Paul Tetuan Announces Candidacy for Toledo City Council

Toledo, Ohio. Paul Tetuan announces that he will hold a press conference to
announce that he is a candidate for Toledo City Council for the election in
2009.

Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Place: The Gazebo at The Docks
International Park

The media is respectfully requested to be present.

Tetuan's main areas of concern are for Toledo City Council to provide
leadership so that Toledo will:

* Provide policies to maintain and increase the quantity and quality
of jobs available in Toledo
* Properly staff and equip fire and police departments
* Maintain and improve infrastructure - streets, water, sewage
* Automate trash collection and eliminate trash tax
* Adhere to City Charter budget regulations and reduce expenses
wherever possible

Tetuan has been a Toledo police officer since April 1994. "I live in Toledo because I chose to. While I do possess a waiver to live outside the city, I choose to live in Toledo. Toledo is a great city in which to live and raise a family. But I believe that Toledo can be an even better city. Toledo's potential is limited only by the vision of our leaders," Tetuan said.

Paul Tetuan, his wife, Pat, and their twin daughters, Kimberly and Kristen,
live in West Toledo.

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Paul Tetuan Announces Candidacy for Toledo City Council

Toledo, Ohio. Paul Tetuan announced today that he is a candidate for Toledo
City Council for the election in 2009.

"I am Paul Tetuan and I am proud to take this opportunity to announce that I
am a candidate for Toledo City Council in the 2009 election.

I believe that Toledo can be a great community where all who wish to work
can work. The spirit of our community is second to none. Citizens of
Toledo should be proud of our history, and must feel that the future holds
better opportunities for them and their families. For this to happen,
Toledo needs leaders with the vision, common sense and the ability to bring
citizens together to do what is best for Toledo, now and in the future.

I believe that I possess these traits and stand ready to serve all of the
citizens of Toledo as a member of City Council.

The City of Toledo is the place I call home. My wife, Pat, and I, and our
18-year-old twin daughters, Kimberly and Kristen, have lived here since
April, 1994, when I graduated from the Toledo Police Academy and have served
as a police officer these 14 years. My daughters will graduate from Whitmer
High School this Saturday and my wife works in Toledo at the West Toledo
YMCA.

I live in Toledo because I chose to. While I do possess a waiver to live
outside the city, I choose to live in Toledo. Toledo is a great city in
which to live and raise a family. But I believe that Toledo can be an even
better city. Toledo's potential is limited only by the vision of our
leaders.

I believe that we can reverse the trend that Toledo and many other
Midwestern cities have in common. That is the trend of declining population
and the loss of jobs to other areas of the country and to other countries.

Toledo has just about everything that a company would want from a
municipality. Toledo has a world-class university, a motivated and highly
trained workforce, an excellent freeway and railway system, and easy access
to modern air and port facilities - to name just a few of our assets.

What is needed in Toledo is leadership in city government that is
responsible to all the citizens of Toledo, leaders who will be responsive to
their needs and who will provide the leadership Toledo needs to become a
desired destination for companies to bring jobs to Toledo. I believe that,
with the support of the citizens of Toledo, I can provide that leadership as
a member of the Toledo City Council.

I believe that one of the most important functions of our City Council is to
make sure the city administration is following the City Charter regarding
budget priorities. Those priorities call for maintaining a safety force to
include a police and fire department. These critical departments must be
staffed and equipped properly to do their jobs. I know firsthand that our
police and fire personnel are second to none. These professionals do a
near-impossible job on a daily basis, with little notice or thanks. What
our fire and police officers do deserve and need is the support of the city
and the citizens they serve.

The city is also required to provide and maintain the infrastructure of the
city. One priority has to be the regular maintenance of our city streets.
Only half of the recommended number of miles of streets is being repaved
each year. When the streets are neglected year after year, they eventually
need to be totally rebuilt. This costs the city much more than it would if
the streets were maintained properly on an ongoing basis. Street
maintenance must be considered when budget priorities are set. Also, our
water and sewage system must be upgraded, and measures must be taken to
prevent neighborhoods from flooding. Our citizens expect this from our city
leaders.

Another priority for the city government is trash collection. I am in favor
of the automated trash pickup, and support the city's decision to begin with
test areas and expand this service when feasible. The savings that are
realized should result in the termination of the trash tax instituted in
2007.

A major responsibility for city government is to do everything in its power
to create a condition where jobs can be maintained and created. It is not
the responsibility of government to provide jobs to everyone. However, the
policies of city government can and do impact the number and quality of jobs
available to the citizens. I am calling for a full review of all city
ordinances, rules and regulations to determine the impact they have on a
business's ability to operate profitably in the city.

Businesses should feel welcome in Toledo. Toledo needs jobs. We have a
fantastic workforce ready and willing to work hard. Through their hard
work, every company, if managed properly, will succeed in Toledo.
Government's role is to work with all types of business and the unions, to
make sure government does not unfairly hinder their ability to be
profitable. It is in everyone's best interest for businesses to locate to
Toledo and for those already here to remain. The City of Toledo's future
depends on it.

I am Paul Tetuan, and I will be honored to receive your vote for Toledo City
Council in the 2009 election. If you honor me with your vote, you can be
sure that no one will work harder to represent you on City Council and to do
what is best for all the citizens of this great community.

Thank you."

Just by the sheer fact that Tetuan opened his mouth to speak rather than eating snacks, this man has already done more as a candidate than Wilma Brown has ever done in all her years as Councilwoman.

I agree that he gave vague and ambiguous answers to some of Fred's questions but again that's more than anyone will ever hear from Wilma Brown whose philosophy seems to be: "It's better to remain silent and thought an idiot than it is to open one's mouth and to dispel all doubt."

The spirit of our community is second to none.

On what evidence is this assertion based? Because I personally know people whose spirits have been broken by the actions of city council and the administration by way of excessive fines, fees, taxes and regulations.

Citizens of Toledo should be proud of our history, and must feel that the future holds better opportunities for them and their families.

Most Toledoans are in fact proud of Toledo's history, but they are also ashamed of its present and uncertain of its future due to our elected officials' overall incompetence, hypocrisy and elitism.

And so TRUE!!

"Most Toledoans are in fact proud of Toledo's history, but they are also ashamed of its present and uncertain of its future due to our elected officials' overall incompetence, hypocrisy and elitism. "

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He really sounds up on things..... could not even pronounce George Sarantou's name right. I will give the guy a break. He was nervious on the radio.

What i did not hear was any solid statements. He is one of those i will work for change and with others candidates. It is early in the campaign but with his first few steps into the pool he made very little splash. If he was not the first to announce this would not be much of a news story.

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