In April of 2016, Lucas County was awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.75 million grant to reform Lucas County's criminal justice system. The Safety + Justice challenge allows Lucas County to implement meaningful reform in our criminal justice system as we address fundamental questions about community safety, the use of jails, and justice for all.
To learn more about Lucas County's efforts to ensure that our criminal justice system works for all residents, click here.
To view the MacArthur Safety +Justice Challenge 2017 Annual Report, click here.
Nutrient Source Inventory Tool
The Lucas County Commissioners, the City of Toledo, and the Toledo/Lucas County Sustainability Commission is proud to announce the unveiling of the Western Lake Erie Nutrient Source Inventory Tool.
The Western Lake Erie Nutrient Source Inventory (NSI) is an interactive map showing sources of nutrients in the western Lake Erie watershed. The NSI looks at urban and rural sources of runoff throughout the Western Lake Erie Basin that is contributing to harmful algal blooms. The map will be an important tool in the initiative to reduce phosphorus amounts in Lake Erie by 40 percent
Moving Forward: Legal Solutions to Lake Erie's Harmful Algal Blooms
Commissioned by the Board of Lucas County Commissioners, written by legal experts and professors Ken Kilbert and Jack Tuholske, this report is an in-depth analysis of the legal tools available to address water quality issues. The report provides a framework for success in restoring and maintaining the health of Lake Erie.
Welcome Toledo-Lucas County (TLC)
This initiative works to build a welcoming and inclusive community for immigrants and people of diverse cultures that supports a vibrant civic, economic, and social fabric for all. Currently housed in the Board of Lucas County Commissioners in partnership with Toledo LISC.