The Mayor and Council plan to work to engage the community in order to hear from residents, businesses, and community leaders on how the funds from the ARPA should be used.
The Citizen Engagement process will be a participatory and community-based process.
The Mayor, Council, and Staff will be exploring the use of focus groups, a community survey,
key stakeholder interviews, and community discussion sessions to ensure a transparent and equitable process.
This Citizen Engagement process will be instrumental toward determining the final priorities for ARPA spending and ultimately how the funds are allocated toward efforts such as housing, food security, business assistance, workforce development, public health, and infrastructure investments.