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File #: 2022-049    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/18/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/1/2022 Final action:
Title: PROPOSED SPENDING PLAN FOR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021 RELIEF FUNDS.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A - American Rescue Plan Act Spending Plan, 2. Exhibit B - Non Capitalized Equipment Needs
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Consent


SUBJECT:
Title
PROPOSED SPENDING PLAN FOR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021 RELIEF FUNDS.

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I. SUMMARY

On March 11, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act 2021 (ARPA), which launched the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) to provide $350 billion in emergency funding for state and local governments. The emergency economic stimulus bill provides fiscal aid to address the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. The SLFRF provides funding to meet local needs, including COVID19 response, replacing public sector revenue loss, premium pay for essential workers, improving facilities to ensure health and safety, increase usage of outdoor spaces, as well as investing in public infrastructure and broadband. Of the $350 billion economic stimulus bill, the City will receive $17,776,763 in direct one-time funding.
The City Council's strategic priorities are the blueprint for prioritizing policy decisions and the proposed spending plan. The proposed spending plan is in alignment with the City Council's strategic priorities which includes:
1. Make quality of life improvements (infrastructure, maintenance, beautification)
2. Prioritize economic development
3. Adopt governance policies and procedures pertaining to districts
4. Promote housing development
5. Increase public safety
6. Make progress on development that provides community benefits in the long term
7. Maintain quality City programs and services
8. Advocate for funds from county, state, and federal government
9. Increase outreach and information to the community
This one-time funding will provide significant financial resources for health and safety of the City while also making investments that improve our resident's quality of life.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

APPROVE proposed recommendations on the use of the City's American Rescue Plan Act funds.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

DO NOT APPROVE the pro...

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