TOLEDO - Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins and his administration presented their budget plan at a public meeting Wednesday night, proposing more public safety enforcements and a solution to the closing of the city's pools for the summer.
The $244 million proposal was first coming from public safety funding, which set aside for new police and fire classes. The budget also set aside funds to re-open the Northwest District police substation, a campaign promise during Collins' run for Toledo mayor.
Mayor Collins addressed the fate of the city's pools this summer, announcing three pools and a splash pad would open this year. He said the funds to operate the pools will be used within the Police Athletic League.
The Collins administration started looking for alternatives after earlier this month, it received public backlash for the announcement of closing of all six of its city's pools.The budget is scheduled to go before Toledo City Council for a vote on March 25.