Council gave city workers an early Christmas present by waiving provisions that prevented them from carrying over unused leave and vacation time. Ward 10 Councilman Mike Freeman explained that reductions in staffing created manpower shortages, which sometimes prevented city workers from taking time off. Council also passed a resolution urging Congress to approve H. R. 1351, which will allow the U.S. Postal Service to use money it has overpaid into the civil service retirement fund for operating expenses. Akron’s mail sorting center is slated to be among those closed as the Postal Service cuts costs.
November 28, 2011 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.