And when I started reading the article, I thought - 'that's nice.' However, near the bottom of the article was this:
"The judging criteria includes enhancement of the landscape, heritage management, environmentally sensitive practices, community sustainability, healthy lifestyles, and planning for the future.
An international panel of judges includes environmental and landscape management professionals."
Call me cynical, but now I understand why Carty was so insistent on planting flowers, building bikepaths and pushing his "Get Fit Toledo" campaign...