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Mayor Sarno and City Officials Discuss ARPA Funding with Outer Belt Civic Association

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno continues with his citywide listening tour as part of the Administration’s community outreach initiative on utilizing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. Today, Mayor Sarno, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer (CAFO) TJ Plante, Chief Development Officer (CDO) Tim Sheehan, Director of Recovery and Business Continuity Attorney Tom Moore, and Director of Technical Assistance and Compliance Patrice ‘Chae’ Swan met with the Outer Belt Civic Association to discuss their ideas and thoughts on how the City can best utilize American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.

Mayor Sarno stated, “I want to thank the Outer Belt Civic Association President Walter Gould, Vice Chair Mary Dionne and member Ellis Gray for taking the time to meet with me and my ARPA team.  We have now met with 10 of our neighborhood councils and civic associations, in addition to the numerous meetings we have had with other agencies, business groups and non-profit organizations.  Today’s meeting was very productive.  We had a great discussion and heard their ideas on how they would like to see the City use the ARPA funding to enhance their neighborhood.  My ARPA team will review these ideas to see how we can enhance all of our neighborhoods across the City under the seven categories my Administration has identified to capitalize on and to continue to move our City forward for everyone.  As I have stated, we have another transformative opportunity to continue to shape the future of our City, similar to the numerous neighborhood and economic development projects my Administration made post tornado.  As previously announced, I have created these seven (7) categories; job creation/economic development, capital projects, assistance for businesses, non-profits, seniors, our neighborhoods, and housing, in which my administration will issue RFP’s in order to enhance these initiatives for the betterment of all in our City.”

In addition to today’s meetings, Mayor Sarno and city officials have now met with 22 organizations, agencies, non-profits and the following neighborhood councils; Hungry Hill, East Springfield, Maple High Six Corners, McKnight, Old Hill, Upper Hill, Indian Orchard Citizens Council, New North Citizens Council, Sixteen Acres Civic Association and Outer Belt Civic Association.  Additional neighborhood council and nonprofit meetings are scheduled.

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