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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
On Tuesday, Toledo City Council held its final meeting of
the year, and with new at-large terms beginning next month, there will be
plenty of changes on the 21st floor at One Government Center.
Provided the election recount doesn't change the result between Larry Sykes and
Adam Martinez, Sykes will be joining former Mayor Jack Ford, Sandy Spang,
Theresa Gabriel, and whoever is appointed to replace Mike Collins in District 2
as the new faces on council.
Considering turnover has the potential to create turmoil,
it raises the question of what kind of council will Mayor-Elect Mike Collins
have to work with when he takes office.
Councilwoman-Elect Theresa Gabriel is hoping council will
get to work right away.
"With the way the economy is and the state of the City of
Toledo, and with a new mayor, I don't think we have time to have a honeymoon
period," Gabriel said.
Councilman George Sarantou, who could not run for
re-election because of term limits, says he's hopeful the new council members
will be able to be effective legislators.
"As far as the new council, I'm going to assume the
positive," he said. "They will do what's right and will be independent, but
they will try to pull together to get things done."
Sarantou says an early indication of potential friction
within the new council will be whether or not someone challenges Paula
Hicks-Hudson for Council President.
soon-to-be-vacant District 2 seat, Martinez and former Councilman Frank
Szollosi have expressed interest in getting that appointment after Mike Collins
is sworn in as mayor.