The Toledo City Council is going through some changes, to put it mildly. During discussions on how to replace the recently resigned Mayor Monica Lyons with a new mayor, City Councilor Franki Trujillo-Dalbey abruptly announced her intent to resign her seat as well and that she will make a statement about that during this evening’s regular city council meeting. So the council has two seats to fill.
City Attorney Wes Chadwick has made it clear that a strong, united leadership by the city council is necessary if Toledo is to expect the lowest interest rate available on bonds the city plans to sell for infrastructure improvements around town. Chadwick says political stability is very important. Tonight, the city council will be asked to approve moving ahead for the sale of municipal bonds for much needed repairs and upgrades to the city’s beleaguered water system.
City Manager Michelle Amberg told News Lincoln County that Councilor Ralph Grutzmacher has made it plain that he would like to be appointed mayor and if that happens he and the remaining council members will have to announce two city council seat vacancies and begin a process of soliciting applications and candidate interviews.
The city council begins its meeting tonight at city hall at 7pm.