Today's headline in the Akron Beacon Journal: Plusquellic in D.C. urging stimulus action. Mayor pushes for funds to go directly to cities for infrastructure jobs.
Apparently, only Akron mayor Don Plusquellic can find his way to Washingon on the new U.S. Air direct flight that Stark Countians former congressman Ralph Regula and many Canton civic leaders helped get in place.
The Beacon Journal reports that:
Plusquellic and about 20 other mayors met with top advisers in President Barack Obama's administration and with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.The STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) is this. Why wasn't Stark County's largest city's mayor in Washington pushing for Canton's share?
The mayor met with U.S. Reps. Betty Sutton and Tim Ryan on Wednesday and will meet with Sen. George Voinovich and Rep. Steve LaTourette today before heading back to Akron this evening.Plusquellic has said he hopes Akron will receive between $65 million and $100 million in federal stimulus funds.