City council seeks comment on U.S. stimulus package
Breean Beggs, chairman of Spokane City Council, no phone number available
Thursday July 22, 2021 at 2:41 p.m.
The city of Spokane has received more than $ 80 million in recovery funds under the Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The council established a stimulus plan working group, comprising representatives of council and administration, which will develop implementation proposals and identify partnerships with city departments, other government entities and organizations. non-profit organization for the efficient distribution of funds to the community in accordance with the requirements of the (ARPA). As part of this process, it is important that we hear the ideas and suggestions from the community on how we allocate and spend the Clawback Dollars.
An allocation framework for these funds, adopted by city council in resolution 2021-0045, establishes that federal stimulus funds will be allocated with four main objectives:
Objective 1: Fill city government lost revenue due to the pandemic to boost catalytic investments and restore services curtailed by COVID that will move the city forward and increase our resilience.
Objective 2: Reach to community partner organizations to fund initiatives that will address the damage caused by the pandemic with investments that will support future growth and opportunities.
Objective 3: Elasticity for Spokane – as we rebound, we must make significant investments in forward-thinking initiatives that will create long-term, sustainable growth and stability for the Town of Spokane and all of its community members; and
Objective 4: Relief for residents and businesses that have been left behind by other relief programs.
Community feedback will help guide our decisions and steer us towards economic empowerment and the Spokane takeover. Using the link below, you will be taken to a thought exchange platform where your thoughts matter. ThoughtExchange is a new tool available to City Council to engage Spokane residents and find out what matters most to you. Give it a try and let us know if you have any feedback on this first step in our audience engagement process.
Please feel free to watch our video on more information and on ways the Council plans to work with the community regarding the economic recovery in recent years. Board Login. You will find more information about ARPA on the website AWC website.