November 5, 2020 •
Akron Passes Charter Amendment Raising City Purchase Thresholds Requiring Approval
Akron, Ohio voters approved Charter Amendment Issue 4, amending the city charter to increase the amount of a city project or purchase requiring the mayor to obtain City Council approval from $15,000 to $50,000.
The amendment also increases the amount requiring approval from the Board of Control from $5,000 to $15,000.
The amendment also provides for greater access to bidding opportunities and reduces administrative costs by allowing for publication online.
The intent is to provide the city with greater flexibility to obtain goods and services from local vendors at competitive prices.
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