Cleveland, Ohio governments to get big money as part of new federal stimulus plan. How will they spend it?
April 19, 2021 | CLEVELAND.COM
Cleveland is in line to get a huge amount of money — and the most by far of any city in the state — as part of the billions in funding coming to city and state governments through the through the new federal coronavirus relief bill that President Joe Biden signed on Thursday.
Cleveland is eligible to receive more than $541 million over two years, almost $290 million more than Cincinnati, which will get the second most of any Ohio city, according to an analysis of the bill from the Congressional Research Service. Read more at Cleveland.com
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For too long Ward 4 has been without a forum for having conversations about our needs and wants. Under my leadership, community meetings will be held every month on a set date and time. During COVID they will necessarily be held virtually. As soon as we are able, however, we will meet in person.
I will collaborate with my east side colleagues to bridge the digital divide by establishing free, high speed wifi. Lack of access to technology is one of the defining inequities contributing to Cleveland being among the poorest large cities in America, and if not corrected, will keep our children at a disadvantage into the future.
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