Tom Waniewski: I invite you to attend the first public information meeting on the new automated trash pick up. I am happy to have snagged the first public meeting in our district to inform residents who may still have questions about the new program. I've been trying to hit as many block watches as possible to answer questions, but I know there are likely more questions still out there. Residents don't have to live in District 5 to attend, so invite your neighbors. The informational meeting will be Thursday, November 19th at 6 p.m. at Aldersgate Church on Douglas and Sylvania.
Automated Trash Ready to Roll
Automated refuse pick up remains a sore subject for many of you, I know. But the city is moving ahead after a very successful pilot program. I commend Bill Franklin and Julian Highsmith for their work in the city to roll this out. I have put some very pertinent information, along with the time schedule, and important, "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)" at a temporary web site that I've set up just for this purpose. I think it will ease your fears about the program. You can access that website here. For those reading on the blogs, go to www.TomForToledo.com.
Vote in the Primary for one Mayoral Candidate and six City Council At-Large Candidates … and
VOTE YES on ISSUE 2
Proposed Charter Amendment
Section 26 – The Council
Issue 2 reduces number of politicians & bureaucrats, and puts you first.
As the election nears, I continue to ask you to vote YES on Issue 2 to ratify this Charter Amendment regarding the size of Council.
Change or more of the same?
Excerpts from Webb’s guest column regarding Issue 2 appeared in the June 11, 2009 edition of the Toledo Free Press, and updates:
Since May 2nd, Dave Schulz from Citizens Organized to Bring Reform and
Accountability (C.O.B.R.A), Tom Waniewski from Toledo City Council District
5 and Lindsay Webb from Toledo City Council District 6, as well as scores of
staff and volunteers have worked diligently to reach registered voters. In
just over four full weeks of circulating, more than 7,000 people signed the
Nine is Fine petitions.
If certified to the ballot, the Nine is Fine plan would bring change this
election cycle. The plan calls for only 3 people to be elected at-large this
The 9 Is Fine campaign heading into the final stretch this weekend. Petition circulators will be at the OWE festival, Point Place parade and OLPH festival Friday through Sunday. On Sunday, Tom Waniewski will be manning a table at center court at Westfield Mall from 11:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. seeking signatures for the petition. He will be joined by Lindsay Webb at approximately 4:00 p.m. The reception in the community has been great so far. Come out and meet Tom and help get the issue on the ballot for voters to decide in September. More information at: www.9isfine.org
Toledo Independent City Council At-Large Candidate Stephen Ward, calls for salary reductions in city administration. Recently, Councilwoman Lindsay Webb and Councilman Tom Waniewski along with the organization, Toledo COBRA held a press conference calling for a reduction in City Council from twelve members to nine. They cited that half of Toledo faces under-representation, and also tax dollars can be used to maintain some police officers.
Following through on her proposal to reduce the size of Toledo City
Council, Councilwoman Lindsay Webb will formally announce the 9 is
Fine Campaign on Saturday May 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in front of the Safety
Building in downtown Toledo.
Webb will be joined by Councilman Tom Waniewski from District 5, as
well as Dave Schulz, leader of Toledo COBRA (Citizens Organized to
Bring Reform and Accountability). Webb states, “There is no better
time to than now to bring this question to the voters. The
reorganization will lead to better representation, more effective
Now here is some real whacked out right wing talk....Tom Waniewski on with me on Tuesday. Yes, councilman Waniewski wants his constituents to have a fire station kept open and has come up with other cuts the city could do to see that it happens. What a right wing nut job!!! I need balance on the show so I hope someone will call and tell Waniewski that he is way off base in wanting fire and police protection for his district. I miss the daily talking points I used to get e-mailed to me from my buddy Dick Cheney. Ahhh memories.
Double shot of Tom today with both Tom Skeldon and Tom Waniewski on the show . Both interviews are podcast and available at www.wspd.com The Warden explains his reasoning for the annual door to door campaign and what his authority will allow him to do and not do when it comes to your dog and property.
Troy welcomes the mayor's Chief of Staff, Bob Reinbolt and councilmen Tom Waniewski and George Sarantou to discuss street paving and the possibiltiy of getting double taxed.
I am not in the Councilman's district, but I wanted to share this newsletter and encourage citizens in his area to sign up for the newsletter.
The councilman is using technology to our advantage.