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File #: O-006-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/13/2019 In control: Office of the Mayor
On agenda: 1/2/2020 Final action:
Title: Authorizing the mayor to enter into a strategic framework plan funding agreement with the Lucas County Land Bank; authorizing the appropriation and expenditure in an amount of $70,000 from the General Fund; and declaring an emergency.
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Strategic Framework Plan
Plan Commission
Thomas C. Gibbons (x2199)
(Revised)

Title
Authorizing the mayor to enter into a strategic framework plan funding agreement with the Lucas County Land Bank; authorizing the appropriation and expenditure in an amount of $70,000 from the General Fund; and declaring an emergency.

Body
SUMMARY & BACKROUND:
The City of Toledo desires to enter into an agreement with the Lucas County Land Bank in the amount of $70,000 for the purpose of creating a Strategic Framework Plan to provide a guideline in updating the City of Toledo's comprehensive plan.

Over the past eighteen months, in concert with Land Bank staff and other community partners, The City of Toledo has worked to develop a plan of action as Toledo's current master plan, the Toledo 20/20 plan is in need of updating to reflect current trends. This plan, updated once in 2010, was designed to help Toledo and the region implement a set of recommendations to guide the growth and development of the city. This plan has been our guide for the last twenty years and a new strategic vision is needed to address the changes and opportunities in our community.

To move Toledo and the region forward, the Lucas County Land Bank is proposing to enter into a consulting agreement with SmithGroup, Inc., a Detroit-based leader in this kind of work. Under SmithGroup's proposal, an Exploratory Assessment will be completed as the first step in Toledo's new Strategic Framework plan for the next generation at a cost of $255,000. Additional participants include: Lucas County, Toledo Lucas County Port Authority, The University of Toledo, Toledo Public Schools, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Toledo Zoo, Metroparks Toledo, Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments, LISC, and the Lucas County Land Bank. The Land Bank is acting as the fiscal agent and project administrator for this plan. This work will be done over four months to create the strategic vision that will form the...

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