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Posted on: June 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Councilmembers to Discuss Community Investment Strategy

City staff are presenting to the Committee of the Whole on June 27 at 7 p.m. to discuss the Capital Finance Committee Task Force's recommendation to use $9 million in American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds and spend down $3M from the General Fund ending fund balance, for a total of $12M for infrastructure investments.

The Administration recommends the remaining $9M of ARPA funds be used in the following ways:

  • Anchor Park Improvement—Phase 1: $6,000,000
  • Community Investment Fund (projects selected by public engagement): $2,000,000
  • I-90 crossing & light rail station planning study: $1,000,000

They also recommend spending down the General Fund (undesignated) ending fund balance by $3M, investing in infrastructure in the following areas:

  • Two Transportation Engineers ($354,000/year)
  • One Administrative Specialist to assist with implementation of capital projects ($104,000/year)
  • Term-Limited Parks Planner (2 years, $145,000/year)
  • $2.4M for unspecified infrastructure projects, to be rolled over to 2023-2024 budget

Next Steps:

  • July: Return to Council July 5 to complete discussion of Community Investment Strategy.
  • July: Council Mobility and Infrastructure Committee with draft project list for community survey. Deploy survey.
  • August: Analyze survey results. Begin recruitment for authorized positions.
  • September: Council Mobility & Infrastructure Committee and full Council with results of survey and recommended Community Investment Fund Projects for approval.

Click to review the Community Investment Strategy Recommendations in more detail.

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