Sam Melden

Council Member, District 5

Council Member Melden was elected to his council seat in November 2019. He serves as the Chair of the Streets, Public Services & Utilities Committee, and as a committee member of Budget Oversight, Neighborhoods, Community Development & Health, Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform, and Zoning & Planning.

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Top Initiatives

Vision Zero

Eliminating Traffic Fatalities

Vision Zero is a comprehensive strategy to eliminate roadway fatalities by 2031. Getting to zero will require infrastructure improvements, education, enforcement, and data-driven policy, but most importantly it will require your support.

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Safe Streets, Strong Neighborhoods

Curbing Residential Speeding

A neighborhood with less speeding is a more kid-friendly, bike-friendly, disability-friendly, and pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. Council Member Melden's six-part plan includes both long and short term solutions to keep our streets safe.

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District 5 Newsletter

Improving Resident Communication

From close-knit neighborhoods and beautiful parks, to excellent schools, churches, and the Sanger Branch library, Toledo’s District 5 has it all. Council Member Melden's monthly newsletter is perfect for residents who want to stay in the know.

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