Two resolutions passed by Council Monday evening targeted the state legislature for ongoing attempts to cut funding to cities and home rule. Council voiced “strong opposition” to a law that would cut state funding to cities operating photo speed enforcement programs. It also opposed a state budget amendment that could block cities from using Project Labor Agreements to increase the hiring of city residents on city jobs. Council also passed a resolution of support for Issue 8, the Akron-Summit County Public Library levy that is on the May 5 ballot.
April 20, 2015 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.