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Akron Council elects Fusco president on a 7-5 vote
Fusco says a cooperative City Hall has been important for Akron

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M.L. Schultze
Jeff Fusco is a long-time, at-large councilman who supported both Plusquellic and Moneypenny.
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Akron now has a new council president as well as a new mayor. But today’s vote highlighted some of the divisions that have emerged in City Hall in recent months. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more.

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Jeff Fusco, the chairman of the Summit County Democratic Party, is now the president of Akron City Council as well.Fellow council members elected Fusco --  7-5 --  to replace Garry Moneypenny – who took the oath as mayor Sunday afternoon. 

Like Moneypenny, Fusco had largely been a supporter of Mayor Don Plusquellic over the decades and he said a few weeks ago that those good relationships have paid off for Akron “ in terms getting things done. That’s what people want. I think the business community likes to see that. I think residents, they like to see that.”

But five council members voted for Russ Neal instead of Fusco, saying City Hall needs real change.

Plusquellic, who had been mayor for nearly three decades, abruptly resigned in May in part because of a fight over the city’s $1.4 billion sewer project. 

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