Toledo Officials Want Taxpayer Money for Pools

(Toledo, OH) Toledo leaders are asking the port authority to help fund city pool operations again this summer.

The port authority sets aside $350,000 in property tax levy funding each year for what the agency calls “economic development projects undertaken by neighborhood-based organizations,” many of those by nonprofit groups. 

But the Hicks-Hudson administration wants $35,000 for the second summer in a row as funding “to hire and create jobs this summer at the City swimming pools.” 

The port authority agreed to consider the request, but paperwork for a meeting today indicates the request will be “the final grant awarded for the purpose of city swimming pools,” perhaps an indication the agency is tired of city government trying to take a dip into its limited pool of taxpayer funding set aside for neighborhood groups.

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