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Youngstown leaders to host listening sessions on use of $82.7M in American Rescue Plan funds

The city received the first half of the allocation in May and expects to receive the second half next year.
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(Photo by William D. Lewis | Mahoning Matters)

YOUNGSTOWN — Three members of City Council will host the first of a series of listening sessions for residents and neighborhood groups to discuss their priorities for the city’s $82.7 million American Rescue Plan local recovery fund allocation. 

The city received the first half of the allocation in May and expects to receive the second half next year.

The scheduled sessions are:

  • 10 a.m. Saturday with 6th Ward Councilwoman Anita Davis at Flambeau’s Live, 2308 Market St.;
  • 6 p.m. Tuesday with 3rd Ward Councilwoman Samantha Turner at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane;
  • 6 p.m. June 29 with 5th Ward Councilwoman Lauren McNally at Kirkmere Park. Participants are asked to bring a lawn chair.

City Council representatives and members of the administration and planning team will be in attendance to gather feedback and listen to priorities. Printed surveys will be available for attendees to complete, and data gathered will be used to inform the city’s plan.

If any stakeholders are not able to attend in-person meetings over the summer, the city is requesting they complete the Youngstown American Rescue Plan Survey.

More listening sessions will be announced as dates are confirmed.