City of Saginaw, Michigan

SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 SAGINAW, MI – The City of Saginaw would like to remind
citizens of the Strategic Planning Session scheduled for Friday, September 17
beginning at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will take place at the Temple Theatre Ballroom, 201 N. Washington Avenue.

The main discussion topic for this Strategic Planning Session will be the use of
$52 million in federal funding that the City will receive from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) legislation. The meeting will be facilitated by Tim Dempsey, Vice President of Public Sector Consultants. An overview of the ARPA funding and eligible expenses will be included in the presentation, as well as the official City of Saginaw ARPA survey results.

Following the overview and presentation of the survey information, the council
planning will begin and will be focused on the following question - “What strategic
investments of American Rescue Plan funding will advance the prosperity and quality of life for Saginaw residents?” To view a copy of the presentation schedule, click here.

All members of the public are encouraged to attend the September 17 Strategic
Planning Session. To speak during the public input portion of the meeting, citizens
must contact the City Clerk’s Office, 1315 S. Washington Room 102 (989) 759-1480, prior to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021. All those in attendance are required to wear a mask or appropriate protective face covering when inside the Temple Theatre.

City Manager Tim Morales commented on the session, “Our September 17
Strategic Planning Session gives citizens the opportunity to observe and listen as
Council Members brainstorm and cluster ideas on the use of the ARPA funds. We want to be sure we are staying within the bounds laid out by the federal government for the use the funds, but that we are also focusing on programs and projects that are priorities for our residents and businesses. We encourage citizens to attend and observe this important session.”

If you would like more information on the Strategic Planning Session, please
contact the City Manager’s Office at (989) 759-1403.