Paid for by Citizens for Doug Smith

October 30, 2019

I led the city to implement a residential composting program at no cost. This helps deter compostable waste from going to the landfill.

October 30, 2019

I led the successful ballot initiative to provide Worthington residents with 100 percent renewable energy through electric aggregation…all while saving residents money on electric bills. We became the first city in central Ohio to launch this type of program.

October 30, 2019

Just as I was looking for an innovative way to help incubate local businesses, COhatch needed a place to grow. As vice-president of the community improvement corporation (CIC), I led the efforts to bring COhatch into the ‘library’ on the Village Green. By creating a pu...

October 30, 2019

When the property owners asked the city how to develop the parcel next to CVS, I told them to how to approach it responsibly. As a result, they met with neighbors, civic organizations, citizens groups, and residents to get feedback that made a sensible development.

October 30, 2019

Worthington boasts the second largest budget of any Ohio city with a population less than 25,000. We also have one of the largest ‘rainy day funds’ in the state. Our latest bond rating was AAA, the best a city can get. In the past five years, Worthington’s business bas...

October 30, 2019

As the author of the visioning process documents, my intent for the community visioning is to be more than just a simple city plan. I want you to share what’s on your heart and mind. Tell us what you enjoy about Worthington, what your concerns are, and what your desire...

October 30, 2019

City staff presented their proposed capital improvements (CIP) budget last week. The city is on the finishing end of a multi-year utilities replacement program being pushed by the EPA. The proposed budget is presented as tight compared to previous years due to a variet...

October 30, 2019

The Worthington School Board hosted a joint meeting with City Council this month. The topics included the school district master planning, the current state of SwimInc., and the Safe Routes to Schools program.

If you are interested in the guts of the information, I invi...

October 30, 2019

This month, council voted to move forward to install two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations – one in Old Worthington and one at the community center. The decision to install charging stations began when council approved a feasibility study this summer, conducted b...

September 23, 2019

With 13 candidates running for three seats in this year’s Worthington City Council race, your will hear many campaign messages. You are tasked with selecting three candidates to serve you on Council the next four years. How do you choose candidates who best represent t...

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