Akron is the latest city to study how to become greener and better. 



City Council voted this week to form a Livable, Complete and Green Streets Task Force to make recommendations to council on future legislation.



The group will be made up of experts in engineering, design, planning and sustainability, along with representatives of the city administration and council. The council president will appoint the members, with the task force chaired by Councilman Rich Swirsky, who also heads council's Green Committee.



Swirsky said Cleveland and Dayton, as well as other cities across the country, have already gone through this process, which aims to look at development more holistically. He said some cities have come up with more ambitious plans than others.



"We have to figure out what's right for Akron," he said.



Several community leaders spoke in favor of the formation of the task force during a Green Committee meeting on Monday.