The University of Akron-City of Akron collaborative program that helps residents clear crimes from their records won Council support again for 2012. Council voted to provide $20,000 for administrative support of the Criminal Expungement Program, which provides legal assistance to residents who want to seal their public records of a court conviction. In its first year, the program helped to clear the records of 36 residents with an additional 13 hearings pending and 23 cases in process. Other Council action centered on job creation. Council approved assistance for two related technology companies to relocate from Tallmadge to downtown Akron, and for a metal recycling company to build a new office and warehouse in the Flora Urban Renewal Area. Together, the companies currently employ more than 60 professionals and intend to grow their payrolls.
Dec. 12, 2011 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.