Budget flush with money for sewers

February 13, 2013

Council Monday approved a $222 million capital investment budget for 2013 with 45 percent of the money going for combined sewer overflow repairs. “The CSO is now front and center in our budget and it will be for the next several years,” said Planning Committee Chair Jeff Fusco. He said that legislation will precede every dollar the city spends on sewer repairs, allowing Council to check the expenditures. Council also approved a new $20 million student housing development slated for the corner of East Exchange and Broadway Streets. The development will include street-level retail and 196 one- to four-bedroom apartments.

Feb. 11, 2013 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.