The City of Toledo operates under a Council-Manager form of government. Toledo City Council is comprised of a Mayor, elected to serve a two-year term and six Council Members, each elected to serve four-year terms. As the policy-making body of the City, the City Council serves as the link between the residents of Toledo and their municipal government. It is responsible for enacting and amending City laws, adopting the City’s Budget, appointing citizen boards, committees and commissions and providing guidance and direction for actions which affect the quality of life in Toledo.
|Billie Jo Smith – Mayor||01/01/2017 – email@example.com|
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|Joshua Smith||01/01/2017 – email@example.com|
|Terri Strom||01/01/2015 – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michele Johnson||01/01/2015 – email@example.com|
|Deanne Dunlap||01/01/2017 – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jackie Kauffman||01/01/2017 – email@example.com|
Toledo City Council meetings are a great source of information about what is happening in Toledo. Please drop by for a session, share your comments and concerns and see what the Council Members are doing to make Toledo a better place to live, work and play. The Toledo City Hall Council Chambers is handicapped accessible. The Toledo City Council meets for Regular Sessions on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm and for Work Sessions on the Tuesday in between Regular Sessions at 6:15 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers. However, this schedule is subject to change. For up to date information, visit our home page or contact Toledo City Hall at 541-336-2247.
Infrastructure: Maintain and improve public infrastructure and facilities
Financial Security: Be fiscally responsible and maximize available revenue
Public Safety: Assure and provide services that protect the public
City Services and Departments: Provide and support a highly qualified and motivated City workforce
Community Collaboration:Collaborate with existing and potential partners and promote civic participation
Quality of Life: Maintain and enhance characteristics that assure Toledo is a good place to be
Economic Development: Promote economic growth
OREGON GOVERNMENT ETHICS COMMISSION
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OGEC), established by vote of the people in 1974, is a seven-member citizen commission charged with enforcing goverment ethic laws. Oregon government ethic laws prohibit public officials from using office for financial gain, and require public disclosure of economic conflict of interest. The OGEC also enforces state laws which require lobbyists and the entities they represent to register and periodically report their expenditures. The third area of OGEC jurisdiction is the executive session provisions of the public meetings law.
ABOUT OGEC – HISTORY
During the Watergate scandal of the early seventies, Americans were confronted with deceit and misuse of power by elected officials. Citizens across the nation began calling for accountability from their governments. In response, Oregon was one of the first states to create laws designed to open government to greater public scrutiny. In 1974, more than 70 percent of voters approved a statewide ballot measure to create the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. The ballot measure also established a set of laws (ORS Chapter 244) requiring financial disclosure by certain officials and creating a process to deal with the inevitable question of conflict of interest. The drafters of the original laws recognized that “conflict of interest” is, indeed, inevitable in any government that relies on citizen lawmakers.
ABOUT OGEC – STAFF
The OGEC is administered by an executive director selected by the commissioners. The commission also employs seven full-time staff members who are appointed by the executive director, including investigators, trainers, executive support, and administrative staff. The OGEC members and staff consider that they are doing their job most successfully if they can help public officials avoid conduct that violates the relevant statutes. They encourage people to inquire into any point of the statutes prior to taking any action that may violate Oregon Government Ethic law, Lobbying Regulation law or the Executive Session provisions of Public Meetings law. OGEC staffers are available for informal questions and discussions about statutes, administrative rules and the commission’s process. Public officials are encouraged to contact OGEC staff at any time.
OGEC CONTACT INFO
Oregon Government Ethics Commission 3218 Pringle Rd. SE, Suite 220 Salem, OR 97302-1544 Phone: 503-378-5105 firstname.lastname@example.org Real people answer the phone. OGEC does not have an automated phone tree.