Akron City Council Considers Mayor Horrigan's New Gun Violence Prevention Plan
Akron City Council began considering Monday night Mayor Dan Horrigan’s gun violence prevention plan. Horrigan plans to spend $20 million of funding this city is getting from the America Rescue Plan Act. Council president Margo Sommerville says one of the options they're considering is partnering with nonprofits who are already working to address the problem.
“We got a lot of nonprofit organizations who are investing in young people you know trying to teach, coach, mentor them,” Sommerville said. “We’re talking about also giving young people opportunities in terms of jobs and internships.”
Sommerville says city council plans to focus on three solutions to Akron’s gun violence problem over the next month, including surveillance systems in business districts.