The highly successful criminal record expungement program operated by The University of Akron School of Law won city funding again for 2017. The program helps Akron residents convicted of certain types of misdemeanor and felony crimes seal their criminal records. This year, more than 900 Akron residents have attended the law school's free monthly clinics and about half have started the expungement process. More than 40 percent of those who have had their records expunged report getting a new or better job as a result. Council also held a public hearing Monday on a zoning variance that would allow the proposed Stoney Pointe Commons development to build a smaller parking lot than required. Nearby residents oppose the variance as well as the development itself.
Nov 14, 2016 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.