Here is an interesting idea. The Downtown Akron Partnership hosted a four-hour long seminar last Saturday for people interested in living in Akron. The event was free and run by a combination of public and private entities. The bullet points for the event seem to cover just about everything anyone would like to know about buying, financing and fixing up a home.
Warren has somewhere between 2000-3000 vacant homes; this seems like an inexpensive and effective way to encourage people to take a stake in the future of our community.
Thanks to Whitney Bohan for bringing this to my attention, as well as this report on “Historic Preservation and Rightsizing,” (PDF of report) which I have printed but not yet read. No reason you all have to wait for me; it looks interesting.
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Nola Yovich, President of the Historic Perkins Homestead Neighborhood Association writes:
“Please join us this Saturday to mulch the beds in front of City Hall along Mahoning Avenue. The city is providing the mulch, and we need volunteers to help us spread it. We will meet at Warren City Hall at 8:00 AM.
If you can please bring a wheelbarrow, shovel, pitchfork, or rake if you have them. We want to get started before it gets too hot. It will only take a few hours if we get enough help. Thanks, and hope to see you there.”