We asked, and you spoke!
From April 2021 through September 2021, staff has been collecting ideas from the community on the best way to spend our ARPA funds. The ARPA page received 1,130 visitors and 89 people have contributed to the ideas page with 56 total submissions. In addition to original ideas, most ideas received multiple “upvotes”.
City staff worked to categorize each of the ideas to illustrate how the community desires Council to allocate ARPA funds. Below, is a summary of total votes by the community for each category:
Based on community input, staff is recommending Council to approve funding for the following project groups for the first half of ARPA funds:
Staff will continue to seek votes from the community to continue to determine the best way to allocate the remaining ARPA funds! To provide more input and suggest ideas, click here.