All posts by Johnny Hildo

Handicapping the race for Toledo City Council

It’s that time of year. March Madness is upon us. We’re not talking about the traditional use of that term. Sure, the NCAA basketball tourney is in full gear, known for its frenetic pace, frenzied fan bases, and quick resolution. The madness in City Politics is less a sprint to the finish and more a

Staying under the radar in City Politics

Here’s a City Politics kwik kwiz. Name the mayor of Toledo. Got it? OK, now name something controversial facing city leaders today. We bet y’all had no problem getting Mayor Paula Hicks Hudson correct. As to recent controversial actions by the City, there was the change to the municipal code to allow the Metroparks to

Becoming a candidate in City Politics

And they’re off! While Election Day is still months and months away, the race for the golden ring has already begun. Look at one Kurt Young, Esquire. This loyal soldier for the Democrats already has a logo and a campaign page for his run for Toledo City Council. The brief bio isn’t very helpful, though.

Election season begins, and ends, in City Politics

It was a very poignant week in City Politics. The deadline for filing petitions to run for municipal offices in Toodleydoo is still months off. Most of Frogtown is more focused on football and sub-freezing temperatures than the political ambitions of the hack-o-sphere. Well, most of Frogtown mebbe, but not the hack-o-sphere itself. So the hacks and the geeks and the full-o-themselves have already begun the quest for

Fits and Starts: A Mixed Beginning to the New Year in City Politics

Imagine this scenario. It’s pretty common, after all. You make the standard New Year’s resolution. You are finally determined to shed those extra pounds. You really, really mean it this time. Really. Then someone kindly gives you double chocolate peanut butter brownies as a gift. The whole pan’s worth. And you really, really love chocolate.