City Government 101 with Toledo City Councilman Tom Waniewski

. March 7, 2017.
Want a seat at the table? Six out of 12 council seats will be up for grabs during the next election for mayor and city council on November 7, 2017. Candidates who want to run must file by July 14, 2017.  Photo Credit: facebook.com/ToledoCityCouncilOH
Want a seat at the table? Six out of 12 council seats will be up for grabs during the next election for mayor and city council on November 7, 2017. Candidates who want to run must file by July 14, 2017. Photo Credit: facebook.com/ToledoCityCouncilOH

Nobody got their way in the 2016 Presidential Election, not even Trump.

Since the election, politics just haven’t been the same. Parties are split, voters are angry and people feel disenfranchised. Grassroots movements are organizing, planning protests, rallies and fundraisers. Your opponents are planning bake sales. Your allies are carpooling to town hall meetings. People just want to have their voices heard and they are willing to scream until they’re hoarse. It’s exhilarating. It’s exciting.

It’s also pretty scary. Things are changing— and that’s pretty much the only thing our nation can agree on.

It’s time to get back to basics: How much do you know about the local level of the political process?

Whether you want to run for local office as a Toledo City Councilor, or feel called to civic action, understanding how city government operates is essential to making tangible change.

Learn the basics of the local political process during How to Be a City Councilor with Toledo City Councilman Tom Waniewski, a workshop presented by the Toledo Lucas County Public Library and the Library Literati.

Tom Waniewski. Photo Credit: tomfortoledo.com

Tom Waniewski. Photo Credit: tomfortoledo.com

Waniewski will discuss taxes, the city budget, neighborhood development, how to get legislation drafted and passed, among other general how-to’s. Come with questions to this neutral political discussion (party affiliation doesn’t matter).

Call 419-259-5370 to register to this free event.

6-7:30pm. Wednesday, March 22.
Sanger Branch Library,
3030 Central Ave., 419-259-5370.
toledolibrary.org/literati
Free