Elected Officials: Council Members and Salaries
|Michael Ashford||Councilman, District 4||$27,498.96|
|Phillip Copeland||Councilman At-large||$27,223.96|
|Joe McNamara||Councilman At-large||$29,694.52|
|George Sarantou||Councilman At-large||$27,498.96|
|Wilma Brown||Councilwoman, District 1, President||$27,498.96|
|Mike Craig||Councilman, District 3||$27,498.96|
|Michael Collins||Councilman, District 2||$27,498.96|
|Tom Waniewski||Councilman, District 5||$24, 948.96|
|Gerald Dendinger||Clerk of Council||unavailable|
|Lindsay Webb||Councilwoman, District 6||$27,223.96|
|Julie Gibbons||Assistant Clerk of Council||unavailable|
|Adam Martinez||Councilman, At-large||unavailable|
|Rob Ludeman||Councilman At-large||unavailable|
|Steve Steel||Councilman At-large||unavailable|
- Salaries for 2009 year and the data do not include newer officials’ salaries.
|Scott Wheelock||City Auditor|
|Patrick McLean||Director of Finance|
|Luis Santiago||Chief of Fire|
|Peg Wallace||Director Human Resources|
|Adam Loukx||Law Director|
|Kattie Bond||Director of Neighborhoods|
|Calvin Lawshe||Director of Planning|
|Michael Navarre||Chief of Police|
|Edward Moore||Public Service Director|
|David Welch||Public Utilities Director|
- The 2011 General Operating Fund is $547,120,112.71.
- Support for safety forces (police, fire, equipment and salaries) accounts for 65% of the General Fund budget expenditures. Approximately 3% ($12million) of the GF expenditures is for refuse collections and government services accounts for 22% of the expenditures.
- The Government Finance Officers Association awarded the City of Toledo a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 25 of the last 26 years.
Toledo received $72,282,055.17 in federal stimulus funds in 7 contracts and 51 grants.
In Toledo, 72% of the General Fund Revenue comes from income taxes, driven by population. As Toledo’s population continues to decrease, the amount of income tax collected decreases. Only 8% of the General Fund Revenue comes from property taxes; the City of Toledo receives less than 5% of the property taxes collected. Charges for services, licenses and fines total less than 10% of the GFR.
City In the News
- In September 2011, the Ohio Senate approved redistricting plan that slices Toledo into three districts.
- In September 2011, Toledo Mayor, Mike Bell, approved nearly $1million in federal grants and loans to his niece’s, Shayla Bell, development company. Shayla Bell has no prior construction or development experience when she began her company in 2010 at the age of 25. To date, her company has been awarded five contracts totaling $656,000, each approved by the Mayor.
- The Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party asked the Ohio Ethics Commission to investigate the awards granted by the Mayor to his niece. In defense, the city’s law director pointed out that conflict of interest rules do not bar dealing with non-immediate family members and that no law was violated.
- In September 2011, attorney Anthony Calabrese III was charged with 12 counts including bribery and racketeering. Former community development director in the city of Lorain, Sanford Prudoff was charged in conjunction with 5 counts including conspiracy and tax fraud. He was allegedly paid for steering contracts. More than 40 Ohio officials pleaded guilty in the federal investigation.
City's responses to open records requests
- Councilman D. Michael Collins has asked for, but not received, the profit and loss statements of the Erie Street Market.
|Transparency grading process|
- Council meetings and agendas are published. Additionally, meetings are available for viewing online.
- Council calendar and agendas are published.
- Elected Councilmembers information is published, including contact phone numbers and email addresses.
- Administrative officials are published, including contact number and email.
- Audits and Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports are available, however, the 2010 CAFR is unavailable.
- Budget information is available, although only in spreadsheet format.
- Permits and licensing information is available.
- Active bids, online bid submittal and bid tab results are published.
- Contracts awarded are archived and published.
- Public records policy is posted, however, a link to request records is unavailable.
- Website is simple and easy to navigate. The “Residents” dropdown menu is especially helpful.
- No lobbying information posted.
- Cannot request public records online.
- City of Toledo
- Toledo on Wikipedia
- Toledo School Districts
- Toledo Chamber of Commerce
- Swamp Bubbles, online news source reporting on Toledo, Ohio.
- Wikipedia Entry
- Toledo facts
- Operating fund
- Finance Awards
- Federal stimulus funds
- Taxes and revenue
- Ohio redistricting splits Toledo in three
- Mayor approves contracts for niece’s firm
- ODP calls for ethics investigation in Mayor’s contracts to niece
- Feds indict two more in Ohio corruption scandal
- The city administration is living in a glass open records house
- City Council Meetings and minutes
- Calendar and agenda
- Council members
- Administrative officials
- Audit and CAFR
- Permits and licensing
- Bid information
- Records Policy.pdf Public records policy