TOLEDO, Ohio - Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz is asking City Council to consider changes to some of the city's boards and commissions.
The administration is asking City Council to consider abolishing the Youth Commission and the Board of Community Relations. Funding for the Youth Commission executive director salary, which is $62,703 in the proposed 2018 budget, would be shifted to the department of public service. That position is currently filled by Alicia Smith. Ms. Smith would become the manager of youth and recreation and work closely with the manager of parks and forestry.
The administration also asked council to abolish the Board of Community Relations. In its place, the mayor has asked council to create the Human Relations Commission. The proposed 2018 budget defunded the Board of Community Relations executive director position.
“It is time to reinvigorate, reboot, and reconstruct the Board of Community Relations and the important work it does into the Human Relations Commission. We want everyone to have a seat at the table together.,” Mayor Kapszukiwicz said.