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Candidates discuss neighborhoods at mayoral forum

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Another mayoral forum was held Thursday night at the University of Toledo.

The forum was hosted by the UT College of Law and the Toledo Fair Housing Center. Center officials say they're looking for a mayor that focuses on diversity and inclusion.

Mayor Mike Bell said government has a role in neighborhood quality, but so do residents.

"If I see something across the street that's bothering me, I need to get across the street and cut that grass," he said. "I need to understand that government can't intervene in everything."

Allen Cox said federal tax dollars for neighborhoods needs to be used more efficiently.

"Unfortunately, I don't see where we're doing a good enough job of recirculating those dollars. We had a time where the dollars were increasing, now they're decreasing," Cox said.

Councilman Mike Collins said it's time to start prosecuting slumlords at the local level.

"It affects every single one of us today," he said. "It will affect our children, our grandchildren, and our great grandchildren."

Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez talked about her plan to improve Toledo neighborhoods.

"As mayor, I will work with the chief of police to make sure that no civil rights are violated while we're balancing the rights and safety of all citizens in our community."

And Councilman Joe McNamara took it a step further:

"We are going to build on our strengths as a city," he said. "We are going to build our neighborhoods, and we are going to continue to fight the evil that is discrimination and has no place in our city today."

The mayoral primary is September 10. The two candidates with the most votes will then go on to the November election.

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