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mayoral forum was held Thursday night at the University of Toledo.
forum was hosted by the UT College of Law and the Toledo Fair Housing Center.
Center officials say they're looking for a mayor that focuses on diversity and
Mike Bell said government has a role in neighborhood quality, but so do
I see something across the street that's bothering me, I need to get across the
street and cut that grass," he said. "I need to understand that government can't
intervene in everything."
Cox said federal tax dollars for neighborhoods needs to be used more efficiently.
I don't see where we're doing a good enough job of recirculating those dollars.
We had a time where the dollars were increasing, now they're decreasing," Cox
Mike Collins said it's time to start prosecuting slumlords at the local level.
affects every single one of us today," he said. "It will affect our children,
our grandchildren, and our great grandchildren."
County Auditor Anita Lopez talked about her plan to improve Toledo
mayor, I will work with the chief of police to make sure that no civil rights
are violated while we're balancing the rights and safety of all citizens in our
Councilman Joe McNamara took it a step further:
are going to build on our strengths as a city," he said. "We are going to build
our neighborhoods, and we are going to continue to fight the evil that is
discrimination and has no place in our city today."
mayoral primary is September 10. The two candidates with the most votes will
then go on to the November election.