Sales tax and speeders peak Council interest

July 17, 2014

City Council held a rare caucus Tuesday afternoon to delve more deeply into some key issues affecting the city. At the top of the list were speeding in residential neighborhoods and methods the city can use to control speed. Speed humps on residential streets, smart machines that flash the speed of oncoming traffic and collect data, adding bicycle lanes and narrow traffic lanes, angled parking and more aggressive ticket writing were discussed. Summit County Executive Russ Pry talked to Council about a proposed sales tax increase that will fund safety forces and help fund the construction of a downtown arena. Also discussed were welcome packets and a city app for communicating important information rapidly to residents; the status of fire department promotional exams that have been delayed by a pending lawsuit; and the results of the safe surrender program. 

Council Caucus, July 15, 2014 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.