- Ordinance 145-19 which would modify the franchise agreement between the city and the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority to adopt changes to on-street parking. These include eliminating free lunch and after-hours metered parking, expanding metered parking in the Warehouse District and Uptown neighborhood, and adjusting meter rates through the day according to demand, among other changes. Additional net revenue generated as a result of the changes would be designated for downtown improvements.
- Ordinance 144-19 which would create uniform downtown parking lot standards aimed at improving appearance and security. It would create an advisory committee with authority to address requests for variances and advise on improvements to downtown infrastructure. It also amends the surface lot license fee schedule and designates the proceeds for a revenue accruing account for enforcement and downtown improvements.
Also at today’s regular meeting, Council is expected to vote on the following:
- Ordinance 116-19 which would extend the moratorium on applications for special use permits for residential drug and alcohol treatment facilities within Council District 4 until the end of the year. The moratorium currently in place expires April 15 and is to allow Council time to review what impacts the concentration of such facilities may have on neighborhoods.
- Ordinance 141-19 which would create a specific section in Toledo municipal code for the regulation of mobile food vendors, which are currently regulated under the code as “peddlers”. The current requirement for a $50 registration fee per year for each mobile food unit is maintained.
Council will likely give first reading to Ordinance 149-19 which would approve a purchase agreement with Bryson Transport Services for the city’s sale of 214 Dura Avenue for $200,000. The property, which is no longer needed by the city, was acquired in 2015 through the Lucas County land bank to support police tow lot operations. According to the city, the sale will result in as many as 25 new jobs and additional investment in the site.
All Council meetings are held in Council Chambers on the first floor of One Government Center, located on Jackson Boulevard in downtown Toledo.
As Manager for Local Government Advocacy, Tim Schneider advocates for local policies and laws that safeguard and foster a pro-business environment in the Toledo Region. Tim has more than 10 years of legislative and public policy experience with the local, state and federal levels of government.