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Letters to the editors:
Submit your concerns for the protection of these wetlands to local print media.
Beacon Journal Voice of the People column (letter to the editor)
Less than 500 words
Must contain name, address, email/phone
Email your letter for the Beacon Journal editor to firstname.lastname@example.org
West Side Leader- Letters to the Editor
Copy and paste your letter into this form at https://www.akron.com/submit-letter-to-the-editor/
To be considered, letters must include an address and daytime phone number. All letters should be kept brief (no more than 500 words) and are subject to editing, as well as author verification. Anonymous letters will not be published, nor will letters submitted by a group without an accompanying representative’s name. Email submissions are preferred.
If factual information supporting an opinion is included in a letter, the writer must cite official sources of the information, excluding other publications, since we can’t verify the way in which a publication gathers information or if a correction to the initial information subsequently appeared. Letter writers should be specific when citing sources. A reasonable effort will be made to verify factual information from the sources provided; failing that, letters will either not be printed or the information we are unable to verify will be cut from the letter.
Letter writers should live in either the West Side Leader or South Side News Leader coverage area.
Leader Publications reserves the right to withhold publication of any letter in conflict with the paper’s policy and/or libel laws. Send letters to Leader Publications, 3075 Smith Road, Suite 204, Akron, OH 44333, fax to 330-665-9590 or email to email@example.com.
Akron City Council Members and Mayor:
Email council members who seek education about the value of urban wetlands and greenspace for a healthy and sustainable community.
Council members below voted to SELL the wetlands
Email your concerns for the protection of these wetlands to the elected officials below who voted to SELL the wetlands:
Phil Lombardo firstname.lastname@example.org
Margo Sommerville email@example.com
Brad McKitrick firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Freeman email@example.com
Sharon Connor firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Fusco email@example.com
Ginger Baylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Horrigan, Mayor Mayor@AkronOhio.gov
Email your concerns and appreciation for the protection of these wetlands to the elected officials listed below who voted NOT to sell the wetlands:
Please continue to thank the elected officials listed below for their Dec. 12 vote NOT to sell the wetlands, and encourage their continued support of wild greenspace within the City of Akron:
Nancy Holland, ward 1 email@example.com
Russ Neal, ward 4 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tara Mosley, ward 5 email@example.com
Donnie Kammer, ward 7 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shammas Malik, ward 8 email@example.com
Linda Omobien, At Large Representative firstname.lastname@example.org
Akron City Council Public Comments:
Verbal (remote and in person) public comments are restricted to a maximum of three (3) minutes. Write what you wish to say, practice it, and time it so you can verbalize your public comment in three minutes or less. You will be asked to state your name and address, and then your public comment all in 3 minutes or less.
Those that wish to participate in the public comment period of a council meeting should fill out the form at this link https://www.akroncitycouncil.org/public-comment-form
Fillable PDF form to submit public comment can be found at this link https://www.akroncitycouncil.org/sites/default/files/docs/2023%20Public%20Comment%20Form.pdf
To participate remotely, please complete and send the form to email@example.com by 4:00 p.m. on the date of the meeting. You will receive information to join the meeting virtually for the purpose of providing public comment.
Those that wish to participate live in Council Chambers may submit the form in person prior to the beginning of the 7:00 p.m. Council meeting.
City Council Chambers are located on the 3rd floor, at 166 S. High Street, Akron, OH