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the change; be the change' is the philosophy of the group One Voice for East
Toledo. Members say their part of the city is ignored by City Hall, and they
plan to take things into their own hands.
John Ackerman says he's tired of seeing east Toledo take a back seat to other
parts of the city.
Toledo needs to be cleaned up. The houses need to be cleaned up, the alleys
need to be cleaned up," he said.
January, One Voice committees were set up for safety, youth, housing and
economic development. Members are identifying problems and solutions, and will
take their findings to city leaders.
going to go to the city and say, ‘Here's what we see. How can we work together
to make that happen?'" said Jodi Gross, one of the founders of One Voice for
group is sponsoring a ‘get involved in your neighborhood' event Sept. 14 in the
Marina District. Residents, community leaders, and business owners are urged to
out what's happening and you can make a difference in your neighborhood," Gross