Pete Gerken

Type: Person
Name: Pete Gerken
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Officials remember events of Sept. 11, 2001

Editor’s Note: These remembrances, which have been edited lightly for clarity, were originally published on Sept. 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of 9/11.On Sept. 11, 2001, State Sen. Edna Brown, then a Toledo City Councilwoman, was going to celebrate ... [Published Toledo Free Press - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Officials: Children services lacks plan

Published: Tuesday, 9/9/2014Commissioners concerned over levyBY IGNAZIO MESSINABLADE STAFF WRITERThe board that governs Lucas County Children Services will have an unprecedented visit Wednesday from the three county commissioners, who plan to reveal several ... [Published Toledoblade.com - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

County commissioners taking steps to address algal blooms

Lucas county leaders are taking action against algal blooms in Lake Erie."We have saved the lake once, we can do it again," Commissioner Carol Contrada told 13abc.Commissioners adopted three resolutions during a special meeting Thursday afternoon.Commissioner ... [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Lucas County to unify economic development efforts

Lucas County will change the way it attracts jobs to the area.Tuesday, commissioners will combine economic development and workforce training and run both operations out of a new county department called Planning and Development.Job growth in Lucas County ... [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Toledo considering buying--not renting--Government Center

Toledo has operated city government out of One Government Center on Jefferson Street since 1983.The rent’s been very affordable at $7 a square foot but the state has let the maintenance go and wants to increase the rent.The building is 22-floors tall ... [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Jul 14 2014]

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"It's a distribution system that is under stress," Gerken said. "i'm not faulting the city, it's a huge enterprise to keep running a 70 or 80 year old plant on their own resources."
...Gerken said, "it's going to be difficult for a business to say i lost two days worth of customers, my breakfast, lunch and dinner crowd, can i get a check."
...Lucas County Commissioner, Pete Gerken (D) says, this is a hardship on businesses. "we understand that this could be up to half-a-billion dollars in economic impact going into two or three days" Gerken told reporters

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Officials remember events of Sept. 11, 2001 [Published Toledo Free Press - Sep 12 2014]
Officials: Children services lacks plan [Published Toledoblade.com - Sep 09 2014]
County commissioners taking steps to address al... [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Aug 08 2014]
Lucas County to unify economic development efforts [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Jul 28 2014]
Toledo considering buying--not renting--Governm... [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Jul 14 2014]
Storm cost NW OH $5 Billion says commissioner [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Jan 08 2014]
Roads "dangerous, unsafe" says sheriff [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Jan 07 2014]
Lucas County preparing for immigrant resettlement [Published ABC 13 Toledo - Dec 17 2013]
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