Council took a stand Monday evening opposing an amendment to H.B. 59 that would mandate Summit County add a second judge to the Court of Common Please Juvenile Division without providing funds to pay for it. Juvenile Court Judge Linda Teodosio told Council a second judge would cost taxpayers $300,000 to $400,000 a year. She said that she and her staff have reduced a logjam of cases by 47 percent since 2007, and a second judge was unnecessary. Council also passed a resolution congratulating LeBron James on winning his fourth NBA Most Valuable Player Award and expressing appreciation of his continuing civic and charitable involvement in Akron. James recently donated $1 million to St. Vincent-St. Mary for a new gymnasium.
May 6, 2013 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.