- October 1, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
WARREN — Downtown development, providing recreation for youth and finding ways to help the homeless were some of the topics residents brought up during the sixth and final citizen-focused public meeting discussing the $28 million American Rescue Plan funding the city is receiving over the next two years.
Warren already has been awarded half of the federal money and will be allocated the remainder sometime in 2022. Mayor Doug Franklin over the last month has been conducting a listening tour around the city to find out how residents would like the city to use the money.
The city also is conducting a survey on its website and through its utilities billing to solicit comments from residents about ways the money should be used.
“Once all of the surveys are done and calculated, we will work with city council to determine how we will use these funds,” Franklin said. “We know some ways we may want to use some of these funds…