Tag Archives: Politics

Special Election February 26

Two controversial Toledo City charter amendments put to a vote Two much-discussed and hard-fought-for amendments to the Toledo City Charter will be put before voters as part of a special election on February 26. The initiatives on the ballot include efforts to Keep the Jail Downtown Toledo, which if passed would require that any new

Hildy’s Twenty Nineteen

Good, Bad, and Ugly in City Politics It’s that time of year, when pampered millionaires from across the fruited plain come together for self-aggrandizement and awards show ratings. We sit betwixt the Grammys and the Oscars. Red carpets ablaze, and stars aplenty. Not to be outdone, we offer our annual Hildys, the coveted award for

Butt Heads; The Great Lopez v. Gerken Battle

What is Anita Lopez up to? Perhaps she is simply a great anti-corruption fighter, a champion of fiscal accountability. Her position as Lucas County Auditor certainly demands it. So maybe her recent head-butting with Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken over a fat consultant contract with Chris Redfern, former state chair of the Democratic Party, stems