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Hello Joan,

Welcome to Issue 14 of Akron City Council's Legislative Spotlight.

To our new subscribers, we are so excited that you have decided to join us!

Weekly, we share highlights from the Council's legislative agenda from the previous Monday's Committee and Council meetings. We also feature the definitions of and information about commonly used terms and acquaint you with council-related facts.

We are so excited that this week's issue features our new logo. The Akron City Council logo is a trademark of the Akron City Council. It was designed in September 2022. It includes the legislative body’s name (Akron City Council), ten (10) stars representing each Ward in the city of Akron, and seventy-three (73) dots.

Adopted by City Council at this past Monday's meeting, December 5th, 2022. The establishment of the Council's unique brand is part of a larger strategic effort to extend Akron City Council's reach and increase constituent engagement.

We look forward to the launch of Akron City Council's Facebook page in the near future.

Please stay connected and abreast of the legislative agenda of Akron City Council.

We believe the information shared in each week's Legislative Spotlight will educate, empower and liberate you to become increasingly engaged with your City Council in making Akron a better place to live for all of its residents.

Happy Reading!


                                                              Margo Sommerville 

                                 Council President

                                                   Ward 3 Council Member

Legislative Highlights From Monday, December 5th, 2022


Adopting the 2023 Capital Investment and Community Development Program, legally referred to as the Capital Investment Budget; and declaring an emergency. This legislation was introduced on October 24, 2022. A Public Hearing was held on 10/31/2022 and Capital Budget Review Sessions were held on October 31st and November 7th.


Adopting the Akron City Council logo and usage standards; and declaring an emergency. 

Council received an ARPA update during the Budget & Finance Committee. Watch the update here: To view the presentation slide-deck click here.



You can see all the legislation discussed during the December 5th meeting at:

Click Here to See the ARPA Progress Tracker

This dashboard shares details regarding the investment of ARPA funds on projects, as well as provides City of Akron residents with a clear, transparent accounting

of where each dollar is being spent.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please email

🎈🎈Congratulations, Michelle!🎈🎈

We are pleased to announce that Michelle Rhodes has been promoted to the position of Deputy Clerk of Council!

Michelle’s 19+ years of experience in various capacities with the City of Akron has benefited Council's office in a huge way. We are extraordinarily happy to have her as a member of the Council staff.

Executive Session

A closed-door session of the Council for the purpose

of discussing a particular confidential matter, in

 accordance with the law.

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Margo Sommerville, President

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