City to install electric charging stations for cars

September 20, 2011

Akron is entering into an agreement with Clean Fuels Ohio to obtain a Federal grant to install five vehicle electric charging stations. Council approved an ordinance at Monday's meeting authorizing the city to obtain the grant money from the 2009 American Recovery and Investment Act. Council also passed a resolution encouraging voters to support repeal of Ohio House Bill 194, a Republican plan for redrawing congressional districts. Ward 5 Councilman Ken Jones said that HB194 "oppresses voters."