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Hello Joan,

Welcome to Issue 3 of Akron City Council's Legislative Spotlight.

After a brief recess, Akron City Council is back in session!

And we're excited to continue sharing highlights from the Council's legislative agenda from Monday's Committee and Council meetings. Make sure you read all the way through to the 'Did You Know' section. We will continue to feature the definitions of and information about commonly used terms and acquaint you with council-related facts.

Our goal is to empower you with the information that facilitates increased engagement in partnering with your City Council to make Akron a better place to live for all of its residents.

We hope you will stay engaged, and continue reading through and enjoying each edition. Happy Reading!


                                                              Margo Sommerville 

                                 Council President

                                                   Ward 3 Council Member

Legislative Highlights From September 12th, 2022

  • ORDINANCE 240-2022 authorizing the Mayor, or his designee, to apply for, and if awarded, accept and expend the FY 2022-2023 Quick Response Team (QRT) grant funding from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office Law Enforcement Diversion Program; and declaring an emergency.

  • ORDINANCE NO. 238-2022 approving the historic designation of 133 Merriman Road (former Temple Israel) as a historic landmark; and declaring an emergency. 

You can see all the legislation discussed during the September 12th meeting at:

Conditional Uses

The Conditional Use process is outlined in

Akron Municipal Code Title 15, Chapter 153, Article 14.

A Public Hearing is held by the Planning Commission, which makes a recommendation to Council.

Council also holds a Public Hearing. Notice of the hearing is sent by first class mail to owners and residents of property within, contiguous to, and directly across the street from the property involved in the proposed conditional use at least 15 days prior to the public hearing.

Notice is also published in the Akron Beacon Journal and on City Council’s website. Participants have the option of speaking in favor or against the proposed conditional use during the Council’s Public Hearing in Council Chambers

or remotely via videoconference.

 Akron City Council

Margo Sommerville, President

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Akron, OH 44308

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