Akron City Council is asking the Federal Government to not reduce the amount of funding for the Communty Development Block Grant.
At-large councilman Jeff Fusco says that a reduction of these funds would impact Akron tremendously in a number of ways.
"It would have a negative impact in terms of our city in dealing with homelesness and foreclosures in our area,"he says."It would hurt us in our economic development and other cities in the U.S."
Council passed an ordinance to urge Congress to reject the portion of the 2012 Federal Budget that calls for reducing the CDBG program
Fusco points out that in addition to the CDBG program assisting Akron residents in areas of housing, it also creates jobs.
"With these funds we employ quite a few people out there, and we are just asking Congress to not cut the CDBG progam so that it can't help the people we're trying to help."
Council is planning on sending the request to Washington soon.
In other buisness, Council approvement the construction of three Community Learning Centers, with Hatton, Seiberling, and King all deciding to build new state-of the-art learning facilities. In addition, an ordinance the St Vincent-St Mary Girls Cross Country team and their coaches on winning the Division II State Championship earlier in the fall.