Wednesday, 18 November 2020 08:56

New Private Gathering Ordinance in Effect, Though Not Without Criticism Featured

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On Monday, Akron City Council passed a new measure limiting gatherings to no more than six for the next month. Those who do not comply may be subject to a $250 fine.

Margo Sommerville is the president of Akron City Council, and she joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the ordinance in detail. After speaking with Dr. Brian Harte from Cleveland Clinic Akron General about hospitals being overwhelmed, Sommerville says Akron needed to put something in place. She stresses the city does not want to fine residents left and right, but to educate them. The fines would be as a last resort.

This measure was not without pushback, as mentioned by Clay Cozart, the FOP president. Not necessarily about the ordinance itself, but the police presence and patrol in neighborhoods.

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