Three neighborhood organizations to host Mayoral Forum
The Arlington Neighborhood Association (ANA), Burroughs
Neighborhood Organization (BNO) and Highland Heights
Neighborhood Association (HHNA) have banded together as the
South Toledo Neighborhood Alliance (STNA) to hold their
first mayoral forum scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at
7:00 p.m. at the Burroughs Elementary School gymnasium – 2420
South Ave., Toledo.
STNA will ask both candidates to specifically commit
services and resources for their neighborhoods. STNA believes
that the next mayor will need the votes from these neighborhoods
in order to win the 2013 mayoral election.
The neighbors in STNA have been collaborating for the past
few years identifying common concerns regarding safety, housing,
infrastructure, parks and other related issues since some of the
boundaries abut or overlap.
STNA also recently realized that their boundaries cover
Wards 15, 16 and part of 17 which totals nearly 19,000
registered voters. By asking for specific pledges and getting
specific yes or no pledges from the mayoral candidates, STNA is
confident that this forum will be hard-hitting and unlike most
other candidates’ forums in the city of Toledo.
“It’s very important that neighborhoods like those in the
South Toledo Neighborhood Alliance remain strong and viable for
the city of Toledo to continue to be a great place to live,”
said Patti Foley, a resident living in the STNA