City and county propose sharing IT services

November 22, 2016

Mayor Dan Horrigan introduced legislation that will allow the city and county to purchase information technology (IT) consulting services from one another for lower-than-market rates. The agreement would give the city access to the county IT staff for basic maintenance and help desk services while the city IT department focuses on strategies to improve Akron’s information delivery to residents. Administration officials said the city would spend less than $100,000 annually for the county’s help. Some Council members questioned whether the agreement amounted to a merger of services and asked for a week to consider the proposed ordinance.

Nov 21, 2016 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.