Mayor Kapszukiewicz breaks tie by approving new treatment center

Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz broke the 6-6 tie among city council with a yes vote on Tuesday (WNWO).

In his first tie breaking vote since taking office, Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz voted yes.

His vote broke a 6-6 tie among city council, on whether or not to approve a brand new drug and alcohol recovery center in Toledo.

One of the biggest critics was Yvonne Harper. While she was not at the meeting Tuesday, she was worried about over saturation in her district, District 4.

Of the 40 rehabilitation centers in Toledo after the vote, 25 are now in her district.

The mayor understood the need to look at those figures in the future, but believed the new facility could have a large benefit in the present.

“I believe that there is a need in our community that needs to be met. There are people in our community that are suffering and need help. Not to be too melodramatic, there are people in our community that are dying and need help.”

The new Unison Health owned facility will hold 16 beds and will treat those that are recovering from drugs and alcohol, and anyone that has already been through detox.

It will be located at 2310 Jefferson Avenue.

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