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Keith Schneider

Politics out? Who's kidding who? Politics and governing is what the Toledo crisis is all about. Exempting the ag sector from clean water requirements because neither party's elected officials want to take on the farm community, coupled with the GOP's steady attack on regulations, in particular environmental regulations, caused Ohio and the rest of the country to forget that public management of public waterways is the only useful tool for clearing pollutants. The ag sector has had a free ride for decades. Lake Erie is in trouble again. Only politics solves this lapse. Keith Schneider

Ulf Darlington

It would be best if the State took over the city of Toledo's water treatment plant, that place has been horribly ran for years, the people there are inept, and the fact that you have new people coming in and out every four years has not helped. A private business recently wanted to run it but the city turned it down, the proposal would have run it with much less people and not had to raise rates as much. Anything run by a government is run horribly and inefficiently. Go look at what other cities are doing, Cincinnati's plant is run well. Get the politics out of ruining your city Toledo. I've lived in a few other cities and came here for a job and this is the worst city I've every lived in. Change your city to a city manager run city and not by the Mayor. I regret moving here.

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