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Forney chosen for vacant At Large seat

Community activist DeAndre Forney was selected from 17 candidates to fill the At Large seat on Council that was vacated when Jeff Fusco became Mayor. Forney’s knowledge of city issues and community involvement in the Urban League, Young Democrats and United Way were cited as attributes that separated him from the field. Selection Committee Chair Margo Sommerville said Forney also met a key criteria: he is not running for Council in the November election. She said the Committee did not want to give any candidate an advantage by recommending them for the vacant seat. Council approved Forney's appointment unanimously.

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Speed humps for Akron?

Ward 9 Council Representative Mike Freeman has been a vocal advocate inside city hall for the use of speed humps to slow residential traffic, and the administration is listening. Akron's first speed humps should rise this spring. Here's video Freeman shot in Toledo while studying the effectiveness of speed humps.

Toledo Speed Hump from Akron City Council on Vimeo.


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