In final, unofficial election results, Akron voters approved a charter amendment with 61 percent of the vote that moves the city’s primary election from September to May.
A major finding in the Elevate Akron process was a determination that Akron’s black population has been excluded from economic opportunity.
A group of Akron leaders revealed a new plan for economic development at a special Akron Roundtable event Monday. A panel of community leaders told the crowd that too many people have to leave Akron to get to work.
Their new initiative, Elevate Akron, will focus on increasing job opportunities locally and improving collaboration.