City Council approved the mayor's tax abatement initiative to incentivize new housing starts and remodeling within the city. The goal of the program is to reverse the city's population decline by making better housing more affordable. Before Council began conducting its regular business, University of Akron President Mathew Wilson introduced himself to Council and spoke about the progress he has been making both in forging relationships within the community and increasing enrollment. He said paid enrollment is up 20 percent over last year at this time. Below in order are videos of Monday's committee meetings and Council meeting.
Committees April 24, 2017 from Akron City Council on Vimeo
Council April 24, 2017 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.