Lopez to push safe neighborhoods platform

Anita Lopez announcing safer neighborhood platform at Ottowa Park.

Democratic mayoral candidate Anita Lopez announces her plan to make neighborhoods safer for the city of Toledo.

The Lucas County Auditor announced her plans to create safer and stronger neighborhoods. This announcement comes at a time with less than 50 days until the September 10 primary.

Lopez said the police department is understaffed and wants hire more officers.

WATCH: Lopez's reasoning how the city will afford more officers.

Lopez couldn't give specifics how to gain funding to pay for the additional officers, but she says it's possible without increasing the budget.