Council candidate: intermodal ‘must be done’Written by John Krudy | | firstname.lastname@example.org
A 14-year veteran of the Toledo Police Department announced his candidacy for an at-large seat in the September 2009 Toledo City Council election.
Paul Tetuan, flanked by his wife and twin daughters under a windy gazebo at International Park, said May 28 he wants to end the city’s trash tax, keep Toledo ready for new jobs and keep the city council on budget.
“Toledo has just about everything that a company would want from a municipality,” he said.
He praised Toledo’s “ready and willing” work force, and its proximity to various forms of transportation and trade.
Tetuan said he believes Toledo needs leadership “with the vision, common sense and responsibility to bring citizens together.”
“I believe I possess these traits, and stand ready to serve all the citizens of Toledo,” he said.
After his speech, Tetuan talked about the initiative to bring an intermodal hub to Toledo.
“It can be done, and not only that, it must be done,” he said. “But it’s a regional thing — all the different government entities need to work together.”
When asked about laws holding back commercial development, Tetuan mentioned the convenience store licensing law.
“I’m not 100 percent against it,” he said. “But it is an example of government hindering businesses.”
Tetuan said he is announcing his candidacy now because he wants to get his name out early and make sure people understand his platform. And he stressed his position as an independent.
“I didn’t want to be beholden to a political party,” he said.
Tetuan lives with his family in west Toledo.