Vote Eradicates Controversial Bonus

YOUNGSTOWN, OH — City council rejected legislation to provide $1,000 bonuses to city employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination — and this time it’s going to stick.

Council voted 4-3 Wednesday against the proposal.

It had voted 3-3 Oct. 6 with Councilwoman Basia Adamczak, D-7th, an opponent of the proposal, absent at that meeting.

Council President DeMaine Kitchen said after that vote that because the bill didn’t get a majority on its third reading, it didn’t pass and was rejected. No council members said anything afterward. But council Clerk Valencia Marrow informed council members after the meeting that their own rules state if there’s a tie vote, “the question shall not be resolved until the next council meeting.”

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