Council returns from holiday recess
During the first meeting of the new year, Akron City Council addressed routine legislation ranging from approving grant applications to unanimously passing a resolution asking Congress to preserve funding for Planned Parenthood. Unrelated to any legislation, Council again heard from citizens about the drug epidemic in Akron during the public comment period. Earlier in the day, an Oriana House executive appeared before a joint meeting of the Public Safety and Health and Social Services Committees to answer questions about drug use inside their rehabilitation facility. Council plans to tour Oriana House later this month.