Konop to tour Toledo's 'forgotten neighborhood'

SOUTH TOLEDO (WTOL) - On Monday, August 10, Democratic mayoral candidate Ben Konop takes his campaign to what he calls Toledo's "forgotten" neighborhood.

Konop says neighbors living near Thayer, Colburn and South in south Toledo invited him to tour the area and hear their concerns.

Konop plans to outline his proposal for rehabilitating Toledo's neighborhoods.

A press release from the Konop campaign office

Local residents who live near Thayer Street, Colburn Street, and South Avenue in south Toledo have invited Lucas County Commissioner and Democratic Mayoral Candidate Ben Konop to tour their neighborhood and hear their concerns of crime-riddled streets, vacant, unlivable homes, and unkempt properties.

"You hear talk about trying to save Toledo's 'tipping-point' neighborhoods, or neighborhoods on the verge of falling into the same troubles you see in our city's poorest communities," Commissioner Konop said. "Saving those neighborhoods is important, but I say that we should fight for every neighborhood. Children live in every Toledo neighborhood. Instead of turning our backs on some communities and the working families who live there, we should demand and demonstrate accountability for all Toledo properties and neighborhoods."

There are four main components to Commissioner Konop's Building Up Toledo's Broken Neighborhoods plan - which will be distributed to media following Monday's tour. The commissioner is also eager to hear local residents' concerns and add to his plan if necessary.