Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson is preparing to deliver her second State of the City address. The mayor will speak today, sharing details of the past year's successes while outlining priorities for the coming year.
According to the mayor, one of those priorities is forging partnerships-- with labor leaders, businesses, and other communities in Northwest Ohio.
But that attempt at regional cooperation may already be falling apart where a regional water district is concerned.
At issue is whether the city of Toledo will allow nine suburban partners to invest in the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant. City officials say they don't want to share ownership of the plant, leaving suburban leaders to consider ending the negotiations and starting their own drinking water system.
The mayor's address is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium at One Seagate. The speech is open to the public.