Council takes on high weeds, higher campaign contributions

December 13, 2016

An ordinance that will allow the city to create a mowing list of unkempt, high-weed lots was approved by Council Monday evening. Owners of the lots placed on the list will be notified that the city has put the property on a regular mowing schedule and the cost will be added to the property tax bill. Previously, lot owners had to be notified in advance and given the opportunity to mow their own grass every time they were in violation of the city's high-weed ordinance. In other action, Council discussed raising campaign contribution limits from $500 for ward candidates and $750 for citywide candidates to $750 and $1,000 respectively. Even if the increase is approved, Akron would still have the lowest campaign contribution limits of any city in Ohio.


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