This past week the leadership team evaluated over 120 ideas for cutting cost, making concessions, and revenue generating.  These ideas came from multiple CSI meetings and the leadership of Toledo.

The meeting entailed the city’s leadership prioritizing 120+ budget fixing ideas In relation to three areas. These three areas were budget content (Directly impacting the budget now), process (How to collaborate), and parking lot for the future (long term ideas).

At this meeting The Future of Toledo website was officially launched, to connect in all citizens of Toledo and the region to contribute their own ideas, learn more about the budget process, read Mayor Bell’s letter, and invite others to join.

Citizens of Toledo can voice their opinion on the ideas being looked at and contribute ideas by going to

Also see below a video from Louis Escobar, Former President of City Council.

View Video Here

Below are the latest press releases related to the budget.

Bell pulls proposed income tax increase – Fox Toledo (Video)

Bell’s budget gives, takes – Toledo Blade (Article)

Mayor’s office uses new website to seek citizens’ ideas – WTOL (Article/Video)

Mayor Bell presents plan for fixing Toledo budget without tax hike – Toledo Blade (Article)

Toledo Budget Proposal – 13 ABC (Article/Video)

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