The City Council’s Budget Committee has begun reviewing Mayor Jacob Frey’s proposed spending plan for the City’s remaining $43 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars. Mayor Frey outlined the spending plan for the remaining ARPA dollars during his State of the City Address on April 26. It includes investments in affordable housing, the City’s response to homelessness, community safety, inclusive economic recovery initiatives and climate and public health funding. The City has been awarded $271 million in ARPA funding. Learn more about how the City is spending American Rescue Plan Act dollars.
Share your thoughts on the spending plan at a public hearing at 6:05pm on Thursday, May 12 in Room 317, City Hall, 350 Fifth St. S. Learn how to participate in a public hearing. City Council will vote on the plan on Thursday, May 26th.
HOW DOES THIS PLAN IMPACT GREATER LONGFELLOW?
The spending plan for this new round of funding has great and strategic investment suggestions without a doubt - one-time public works capital investments; investments in violence prevention efforts, youth training and equitable workforce programs; emergent developer technical assistance, housing and homelessness responses; and climate and health supports. However, the main concern is related to the potential revitalization elements that were not in this package. We really need allocations for neighborhood commercial districts. For Greater Longfellow, the need is most felt along Lake Street where the rebuilding efforts from the civil uprising of 2020 is still very far from complete. Please reach out to the Greater Longfellow City Council Members and ask that amendments be placed on this spending plan to focus on rebuilding our much needed neighborhood commercial districts.
Ward 2: Robin Wonsley Worlobah, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-673-2202
Ward 9: Jason Chavez, email@example.com, 612-673-2209
Ward 12: Andrew Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-673-2212