News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Levin Furniture

Don Drumm Studios


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics


Akron Mayor will fight sewer decision
Don Plusquellic says he'll wait and appeal a final ruling rather than fighting three civil cases.
Story by ANNA STAVER


 
Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic
Courtesy of cantonrep.com
Download (WKSU Only)

Akron’s mayor Don Plusquellic says he’ll put the responsibility on a federal judge to drastically hike Akron’s water rates.

Plusquellic’s angry reaction came at a press conference today (Friday) , the day after U.S. District Judge John Adams  rejected an agreement between the city and the U.S. EPA on how to keep about  two billion gallons of sewage a year from overflowing into area rivers and canals.

By canceling the agreement, the judge says three lengthy and expensive civil trials will take place starting May 31. But Plusquellic says he’s not going to get into a fight with a federal judge.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:28)


Plusquellic says the city already reached an agreement with the EPA for an eightteen year cleanup,  a time frame the judge rejected as too long and too dependent on future agreements. But the mayor says speeding things and increasing the restrictions will cost taxpayers more than one billion dollars, compared to the 370-million called for by the city’s plan.

Plusquellic says the city will now shift focus to building two new treatment facilities.


Click to listen

The mayor says if he can get permits from Ohio’s EPA, the new facilities will solve about fifty percent of the city’s sewage problem.

 

Listener Comments:

A mayor with a history of corruption. It is time for him to go. Akron needs fresh ideas and people who aren't going to abuse position like Plusquellic. Get him out now


Posted by: James (Akron) on December 20, 2012 11:12AM
Plusquellic blames everyone but himself. This should have been handled in the early 90s. Plusquellic spent more on parking lots than on the sewers which should have had priority due to health and safety issues.


Posted by: Warner Mendenhall (Akron) on March 19, 2011 2:03AM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

Cuyahoga Valley National Park OK's sharpshooters to thin deer herds
In this article you mention that the Mule Deer Foundation is a "hunting group" in reality the Mule Deer Foundation is a conservation group that is over 25 years...

Clarence Bozeman: In the driver's seat of history
I believe he was a teacher of mine as James Ford Rhodes. My favorite teacher of all time! Loved learning this part of his amazing history.

Cleveland RTA is moving Public Square bus stops beginning this week
I am very confused. Why are you taking one or more of the park and ride 246 out of service in the morning. I looking over the new schedule I see that there ar...

Canton school board will vote Wednesday on its high school merger
Great to see that THE REPOSITORY is advising a 'no' vote for now! Another point, besides all the Very accurate points already made against this move is the fac...

Some parents opting their students out of Common Core test
I am an 8th grader at a school in Allen County. I have just recently taken the ELA performance based assessment and found it extremely difficult. It asked me a ...

Fallout from the Ohio Supreme Court Munroe Falls ruling
The comment by Nathan Johnson from OEC is confusing. Instead of cities being 'emboldened' to craft zoning laws that were just stricken down by this ruling, comm...

Stopping sediment dumping in Lake Erie
Ah, yes, the Army Coro of Engineers, the geniuses that designed the levee system in New Orleans that has made the flooding worse due to no sediment reaching the...

Ohio charter school critic says reform bills are a good step
The cold truth is that these charter schools are offering services beyond the what the state tests can guage. Parents and students have a choice and they are ch...

State law trumps restrictions on oil and gas drilling in Munroe Falls
Justice O'Neill's quote brings up a point I wish WKSU would address: since, unlike for Federal judges, our judges here in Ohio are elected, and therefore respo...

Ohio Supreme Court invalidates local fracking bans
If Ohio has their way, Fracking Wells will be planted in the courtyard of every town. That is if the State of Ohio can profit by it...for more on how the court ...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University