Mayor Sarno stated, “I want to thank South End Citizens Council President Leo Florian, board member Shane Milette and the residents and business community of the South End who were able to attend. We had a great discussion on what the South End Citizens Council would like to see in their neighborhood using our local city ARPA funding. My ARPA team and I also encouraged the neighborhood council to reach out to our local state delegation to access the $5.2 billion the State Legislature is going to be allocating. 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 25 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, Outer Belt Civic Association and South End Citizens Council. Additional neighborhood council and nonprofit meetings are scheduled.