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Councilman Tom Waniewski's June 2009 Newsletter

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The Community Must Come Together

The Community Must Come Together

Toledo, OH – It is time for the community to rally together and silence the violence that continues to happen in our city. Since the police layoffs occurred, there have been shootings, robberies...even the elderly have been targeted.

7 Council candidates at Sanger library tonight 6/1 - a brief report

The Teamwork Toledo six came to this Children of Liberty event. Each ot them spoke briefly. Candidate Steven Ward spoke too. Hosts Scott and Ann Allegrini each spoke about the COL group, saying it has 170 members now on its website. The 5 main points of the group were shown live on a screen from the website. see

Children of Liberty with council candidates

This is at Sanger branch library, 3030 W Central ave.
Some things we will be talking about:
Clarifying the message
Identifying the audience
Short term goal specifics
The Children of Liberty Education Series
Candidate members of the Children of Liberty

Ward Calls For Transparency In City Government

Toledo, OH – In light of the current financial crisis that Toledo is in, we must implement a system of checks and balances that will hold city government accountable to the citizens. There must be a strong commitment to a transparent, accountable and open government that will ensure that the taxpayers have access to the financial information of the city of Toledo.

City Council Rejects Fire Fee

On Tuesday, City Council rejected the mayor's proposal of billing home owner's insurance companies for fire service calls. Of the twelve city council members, only two were in favor of the billing.
Also according to article in the Toledo Blade, 131 more additional police, 141 fireman and 91 civilian employees could be laid-off if the city unions do not make concessions as explained by Councilman Frank Szollosi.

Ward Will Be Accessible Through A Citizen Crisis Hotline and a Mobile Office

Toledo, OH - In talking with Toledo residents many of them echo the same
sentiment, you rarely see those on city council in the community. When you
have a concern, it is hard to reach them.

Ward states, "Government solely exists to serve its people. The interest of
the people must be the highest priority of City Council. In an effort to
serve the citizens of Toledo, I will make myself accessible 24-hours a day
to hear the concerns of our citizens, and work for them to address and solve
the problems that often require immediate action."

Teamwork Toledo - To Urge Toledo City Council to Reject Fire Fee

WHO: Teamwork Toledo

WHAT: Press Conference

WHEN: Sunday May 24, 2009
2 p.m.

WHERE: Outside Government Center

WHY: To Urge Toledo City Council to Reject Fire Fee

Teamwork Toledo will discuss its collective opposition to a fire fee to be voted on by Toledo City Council at a press conference on Sunday, May 24, 2 p.m. in front of One Government Center. The entire slate of six independent council candidates oppose the fee, which could have a detrimental effect on city residents and businesses.

Police Await Statement From Trevor Casey

Toledo, OH – There is an article published in the Toledo Blade dated May 23, 2009. It was written by Blade Staff Writer Tom Troy. In this article it states that “Police Chief Mike Navarre said he has asked young Casey's mother to bring her son in, but he has not heard back from her.”

This statement by Police Chief Mike Navarre, as reported by the Toledo Blade is inaccurate.

The Casey family has not heard from Police Chief Mike Navarre. Karen Casey asserts, “I have not received a phone call or any type of communication from Chief Mike

Ward Makes a Commitment to Fatherhood, Ask Fathers to Join Him

Toledo, OH – Stephen Ward knows what it means to grow up without a father in the home. At the age of 32 he has endured a lifetime of circumstances. Faced with adversity throughout his childhood, he has overcame insurmountable odds. As a Pittsburgh native, he grew up in a single-parent home, in a poverty stricken neighborhood. The oldest son of a Mother who was a victim of domestic violence, which later caused her to struggle with addiction; he assumed the role of caregiver and protector even when he could not fend for himself.

Paul Tetuan Introduces Strategy for Business-Friendly City

Toledo, Ohio. Paul Tetuan, Independent candidate for Toledo City Council, made the following remarks at a press conference today at 4:30 p.m., at One Government Center.

Thank all of you for coming here today. I want to take this opportunity to talk about the suddenly larger field of at-large Toledo City Council candidates.

Teamwork Toledo Launch Press Conference - Updated

WHO: Teamwork Toledo

WHAT: Official Launch of Coalition Campaign

WHEN: Monday May 18, 2009 3 p.m.

WHERE: International Park

WHY: To Introduce Independent Coalition of Candidates for Toledo City Council

Teamwork Toledo will officially launch a collective campaign for Toledo City Council at a press conference on Monday, May 18, 3 p.m. at International Park. All six candidates who represent Teamwork Toledo will run as an independent slate.

Ward Adopts Inez Nash Park

Toledo, OH – The city of Toledo is currently in a financial crisis with a budget deficit of around $21 million. Due to this economic crisis, Toledo has been faced with challenges that will require tough decisions and sacrifices. This sacrifice should begin with the leaders. The greatest leader forgets himself, and attends to the development of others.

Recently, Toledo has been forced to cut back on many things...including the upkeep of city parks.

Ward says, “Parks are the spirit of the community. They are one of the driving forces behind the development of our youth.”

Former Toledo Mayor Jack Ford Endorses Ward for City Council At-Large

Toledo, OH- In the “My View” article published in this week's edition of the Sojourner Truth Newspaper, former Toledo Mayor Jack Ford endorses Independent City Council At-Large Candidate Stephen Ward.

Mr. Ford writes in his weekly column, “Stephen Ward will get one of my votes for Toledo City Council. Ward walks what he talks. He probably has no shot since he is not accepting campaign contributions but he will at least have one vote from precinct 13L – mine.”

For so long it has been said that politics is nothing more than a popularity contest, or who has or can raise the most money.

Councilman Tom Waniewski's e-Newsletter

Secor, Talmadge Repaving

The deterioration of two of the busiest streets in Toledo has long been a concern. From the moment I got into office, I received numerous emails about getting Secor and Talmadge repaved. This past winter added to the necessity of a good repaving.

Tricia Lyons Council Member At-Large Announcement

WHO: Tricia Lyons

WHAT: Council Member At-Large Announcement

WHEN: Monday May 11, 2009
10:30 a.m.

WHERE: One Government Center

WHY: To Announce Independent Candidacy for
Toledo City Council

Tricia Lyons will declare her intent to run for an at-large seat on Toledo City Council outside the Lucas County Board of Elections offices on Monday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m.
She will run as an independent. Immediately following her announcement, Tricia will take out petitions and obtain the other necessary paperwork for her candidacy.

Blatant Media Alert- Ty Daniels With Fred Wednesday On WSPD

The latest candidate for council at large seat, Ty Daniels, will join me on Wednesday morning. I will pepper him with right wing extremist questions while telling you about my favorite restaurants (star diner, carrabba's) where to buy flowers ( and filling you in with traffic, weather, and the mayor's latest idea for Southwyk- horses.
Plus the latest on the dead horse that is the Erie Street Market. We are now being sued by the local unions, and it appears the mayor may have struck another secret deal with Rob Croak and Moussa Salhouk to run the ESM.

Finkbeiner Uses Friend's Suicide To Bolster His Crime Theory

The mayor today used the suicide of a man he referred to as a "very good friend" to prove his point that fewer police don't contribute to crime. He actually said that we won't hear this man's mother complain that there were no Toledo Police patrolling the park where her son decided to kill himself. The mayor of course didn't mention the fact that that the man shot himself in Side Cut MetroPark which is in Maumee and wouldn't have Toledo police patrolling anyway.

9 is fine campaign launched today

Today there was a major press conference announcing the 9 is fine campaign to reduce the size of Toledo City Council. The plan will eventually reorganize the council into 6 districts and 3 super-districts. If passed in September, the at-large contingent will be reduced to 3 from the current 6 members serving a 2-year bridging term. After the 2010 census apportionment the 3 super-districts will be drawn up consisting of 2 of the 6 current districts.

Kick off of the “9 is Fine” City Council Reorganization Petition

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

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