Budget Committee Weighs $82 Million In Covid-Relief Spending

How to spend $82 million in federal relief aid? That’s the tasty task facing the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee Thursday at 6 p.m. when it’s set to formally accept a Covid-related grant from the American Rescue Act.

Actually, the council will make suggestions to Ganim administration officials where it could be spent. Some expenditure areas are clear, while others still somewhat fuzzy, something the feds are expected to tighten up in July. The money can be spent on reimbursements for Covid-lost revenues, flood control, sewage treatment, wireless broadband and predominately anything associated with Covid response efforts.

The money will arrive in two pieces, starting June, and must be spent by December 2024.

This meeting will be conducted by Zoom/Teleconference. The public may listen by calling the
following conference line and then entering the conference code:
Dial-in Number#: (929) 436-2866
Meeting ID#: 117 676 489


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