Carty Finkbeiner

Mayor refuses to tour United Way building with media

What is he afraid of?
From Toledo Free Press:

Local media were denied access to a tour of the United Way headquarters this afternoon after Mayor Carty Finkbeiner refused to walk through the building if members of the press accompanied him.

"This is again a failure of the Finkbeiner administration to communicate with council."

"Toledo may have a $3 million to $5 million general operating fund deficit by year's end, and city officials may lay off more than a dozen employees within days to stop the red ink.

Mayor Carty Finkbeiner's administration has yet to decide which cost-saving strategies to pursue, but it is seriously considering layoffs along with voluntary and temporary work furloughs among other measures.

Toledo mayor scolded for wasting gas to cool Scout

City employees are reminded of these facts regularly: Money is tight. Fuel is expensive.

So when Don Czerniak, president of Local 7 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, learned Mayor Carty Finkbeiner had left his city-owned sport-utility vehicle idling over the weekend for more than 30 minutes, he said the action was hypocritical.


Well! Here we have it again. Carty Finkbeiner, our illustrious Mayor, has shown his middle finger (figuratively) to the taxpayers of Toledo, and to the Toledo Police Department.

Oops he did it again - Mayor Finkbeiner leaves dog in car

Reported by Paula Johnson
Posted by Nick Dutton - email
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTOL) - Saturday morning News 11 cameras caught Mayor Carty Finkbeiner in violation of parking, safety and green living codes of conduct. His car was parked illegally and left running for nearly 45 minutes with his dog Scout inside.

Mayor Carty Finkbeiner discusses Toledo-Oregon coking factory, Matt Sapara, James Hartung and comments on Maggie Thurber

The Mayor chooses the Troy Neff Show to release breaking news to the media about information, or lack there of, on the coking factory

In this interview Mayor Carty Finkbeiner fills us in on the Toledo-Oregon coking factory. The Mayor talks in detail about how the project is moving and the conversation the he had with Matt Sapara, the development director for the port authority.

This is either serious or it reflects worse on Carty

Do you think this is a big deal or is Carty beginning to jump off of the deep end because he was run over by the intermodal train?
Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner is calling for the suspension of Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority President and CEO James Hartung based on alleged improprieties that involved Hartung, the chairman of the port authority's board of directors said.

Finkbeiner touts jobs, progress in downtown Toledo

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner yesterday painted a bright picture for the city's downtown development and job creation while just hours later Toledo City Council's finance committee received some dire warnings for next year's budget.

Finkbeiner shuffles legal execs; 'lateral move' is mutual, spokesman says

The Toledo law director and the No. 2 lawyer for the city had their jobs switched yesterday by the Finkbeiner administration - which insisted the shuffle was a "lateral move."

John Madigan - who in January, 2006, was named acting law director and installed permanently in the post at the end of that year - is now general counsel for the city.

Carty says Brian McMahon's allegations are nothing but "B period S period"

"Just sign a piece of paper that has falsely been alleged to be languishing on my desk for two years - that was, and is, unadulterated B-period, S-period, - and thousands of jobs will come our way." Carty said yesterday in the Blade.

Finkbeiner hiring development chief

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner is expected to
announce today that he has hired a director for the city department
charged with attracting jobs, assisting businesses, and coordinating
economic development projects.


Upset mayor challenges Toledo to get healthier

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner yesterday promised to convene a summit of health care providers and challenge them to promote healthier lifestyles for Toledoans.

Sale of Erie Street Market part of multimillion-dollar deal

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner today is expected to announce a tentative, multimillion-dollar agreement with California-based Tetra-Tech to purchase several city-owned parcels, including the Erie Street Market, as part of plans to develop a Toledo Riverwalk near downtown.

Troy Neff Show: Carty Finkbeiner, Lindsay Webb, Ben Konop and Pete Gerken

Troy gets the newsmakers for you. Carty talks about the Blade article concerning a Middle East nation investing in Toledo. Pete and Ben battle over the LCIC and Lindsay Webb requests a greater role for minorities.

Carty Finkbeiner Middle East

Middle East nation may invest here, mayor says

Toledo officials have been courting a Middle
Eastern nation to invest in the city as part of its economic
development efforts, Mayor Carty Finkbeiner said yesterday.


The mayor declined to identify the nation when asked after a
presentation he hosted yesterday regarding regional economic

Marines issue might affect Toledo levy

"City services such as police and fire protection
would suffer significantly if voters defeat the 0.75 percent income tax
on the March 4 ballot, Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner and other city
leaders said during a rally yesterday for the levy."


Mayor Finkbeiner tells the Marines to leave Toledo - Does not want them to learn the skills to save their lives - updated

Finkbeiner, apparently only speaking for himself, said that Marines are not welcome in Toledo. Well I welcome Marines in Toledo to train and learn skills that will save their lives. Apparently Carty does not think they should practice the skills they need to save their lives here.

Ashford: Mayor has record of bias

"Toledo's African-American community is frustrated
with the city, at least one black minister is praying for the city, and
Councilman Michael Ashford says Mayor Carty Finkbeiner has a record of
Mr. Ashford, reacting yesterday to the finding of the Ohio Civil Rights
Commission that Mr. Finkbeiner retaliated against three black employees

Finkbeiner $500-a-ticket fund-raiser event hints at re-election bid

In a sign that Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner is considering a run for re-election, he hosted a $500-per-ticket campaign fund-raiser last night just before hosting the public "Celebration of the City" in the same building.

It was the first fund-raising event of his current term as mayor, but he said last night he won't decide whether to run again until next year.

Plugging the drain of brain's

Toledo-area network aims to fight 'Brain Drain'

Event set up to link young adults, local groups

Since his first term as Toledo's mayor, Carty
Finkbeiner has stressed the importance of retaining recent college
graduates in the city.

Part of his effort now to combat "Brain Drain," the flight of homegrown
college graduates, is promoting the Young Professionals Initiative - a
group he spearheaded last year.


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