Message from Mayor Kapszukiewicz
We announced plans earlier this week for a $30 million investment in youth programs — everything from recreation and education to a large-scale summer jobs program. The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan, and Toledo is set to receive $188 million. I intend to release the full plan for the funding next week, but I wanted to provide a sneak peak that directly benefits all young Toledoans – a historic investment in youth recreation and parks.

This $30 million investment in youth programs will be seven times more than we currently spend on our entire parks department budget. Clearly, this is where our focus should be.

I know everyone wants to provide better educational and recreational programming for Toledo’s youth. We will never again have a chance like this to help the youth of our city.
Girl Scouts Week
I was honored this week to recognize the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio with a proclamation honoring Girl Scout Week, which is celebrated every year in March. This year also marks the celebration of the 109th anniversary of Girl Scouting.

The Girl Scouts program includes 1.7 million girls and 750,000 adult volunteers who believe in the power of every Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader, or G.I.R.L.
Girl Scouts is among the many valued local organizations in Toledo, and the United States, and I was very happy to be able to safely visit in City Hall this week with some very bright and talented Girl Scouts.
COVID-19 vaccine appointments for the week of March 22 are available now for eligible individuals.
Eligibility criteria:
  • Individuals 40 years or older
  • Individuals with qualifying medical conditions, ALS, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or end state renal disease, cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease, or obesity
  • Pregnant women
  • Employees of Lucas County K-12 schools (must schedule at Lucas County Rec Center)
  • Childcare services
  • Funeral services
  • Law enforcement and corrections officers
Your loved ones need you. Get the COVID-19 vaccine to make sure you can be there for them.

Tus seres queridos te necesitan. Cuando llegue tu turno, vacúnate contra el Covid-19 para que puedas apoyarlos.
TARTA has developed several options to help connect community members to vaccine locations.

They include:

  • Vaccine Xpress from the Hub to the Lucas County Rec Center, which is one of 12 state-recognized mass vaccination sites.
  • Call-A-Ride for Vaccines in six communities with an advance reservation feature.
  • TARPS to vaccination sites across the service area

All three services are available at no charge. Go to for more information.
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Solheim Cup
The biggest global team event in women’s professional golf is coming to Toledo! Don't miss out on your chance to volunteer. Go to this link for information:
Toledo is proud to be the host city of the 2021 Solheim Cup. The Solheim Cup combines the rich traditions and unique prestige of the game of golf with the unabashed passion that comes from playing for one's country.
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Survey
The Center for Regional Development at Bowling Green State University, Lucas County, Wood County, Ottawa County, City of Toledo, the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority, the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Regional Growth Partnership, and the Greater Toledo Community Foundation have partnered to update the region's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

It is a five-year strategic plan that guides and prioritizes the region's economic and workforce development efforts while providing a roadmap for federal, state, and private investment in our region.

The following survey is designed to gather public input on the goals and strategies that will comprise the CEDS.

Each question will ask your agreement with the goals (highest level) and objectives (high-level) developed by the Toledo Region CEDS Strategy Committee. Your answers will be confidential and will be analyzed in aggregate to inform the development of the regional CEDS.
New Home Rescue Program for Distressed Toledo Neighborhoods
Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity and the City of Toledo on March 8 announced details of the Home Rescue Program – a new, multi-year partnership with several community partners to leverage extensive funding for critical home repairs in distressed neighborhoods.

The program is funded with $1.5 million of Home Investment Partnerships Program funding provided to the City of Toledo by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
It addresses overall code violations and lead safety issues in owner-occupied homes, and is designed to assist low- to moderate-income Toledo homeowners.
Find information on city events at
By The Numbers
21,230 potholes filled
179 water main breaks repaired
306,823 feet of sanitary sewers cleaned
1,126 feet of storm sewers cleaned
262,060 pounds of debris removed from alleys
651 trees trimmed
447 illegal signs removed
2,032 building inspections completed
983 contractor licenses issued
1,225 fire runs
10,656 EMS runs
Toledo in The News
Big development in one area of downtown Toledo If you’ve been in downtown Toledo lately, you know there’s a lot of construction right now. Tens of millions of dollars worth of renovation and redevelopment work is happening in one city block in particular, with multiple projects underway along Summit Street between Jefferson and Monroe.

Toledo: On the Town, On The Water and in the Parks With two minor league sports teams, more than 80 restaurants and a scenic riverfront, downtown Toledo is a growing and vibrant area with a diverse mix of activities, events and destinations.

Toledo expecting 150,000+ for Solheim Cup When the Solheim Cup comes to northwest Ohio, it’s expected to bring more than 150,000 spectators with it. The Toledo City Council Planning Committee was updated Thursday on the coordination behind the LPGA’s most boisterous tournament, mixing team pride with the top talent in the world.
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