Supplemental benefits, school rebuilding command Council’s attention

September 20, 2016

The presidents of the unions representing Akron police, firefighters and city employees said Monday that they would file lawsuits against the city if legislation affecting supplemental benefits is passed. They said that supplemental benefits are contract issues and changes must be negotiated. The threat of the lawsuits sent Council into executive session during its regular meeting to hear from the city’s legal counsel. Also Monday, Council delayed voting on legislation that would provide $30 million to the schools - enough to build one new high school - until the school administration explains it plan to address both Garfield and Kenmore High Schools. 

Sept 19, 2016 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.