Council Approves Special Budget Ordinance for ARP Project Staff

Lisa Gardner, City Council Communications Director, 509.625.6226

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 9:09 a.m.

Spokane City Council passes a special budget ordinance (6-1) establishing appropriations to provide funding for two American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) project employees; ARP Project Coordinator and ARP Engagement and Communications Coordinator both reporting to City Council. 

“The City of Spokane is joining other Washington Cities in establishing funding priorities to speed recovery in Spokane,” says Spokane City Council President Breean Beggs. “These new staff positions will support the City investing faster and more effectively in our people, businesses, and nonprofits.”

The new positions will work in collaboration with the Recovery Plan Work Group that will develop implementation proposals and identify partnerships with City Departments, other government entities, and nonprofit organizations for the effective delivery of funds to the community in alignment with the requirements of the American Rescue Plan.