Council at the November 28 Single Subject Special Meeting.
The public meeting to discuss the allocation of ARPA funds began at 5:30 pm in Council Chambers. After receiving input from the public, discussion was held among council members relating to the expenditure of ARPA funds for public health. City Council approved the following motions:
- Allocate $2.5 million of ARPA Revenue Loss funds and $2.5 million ARPA funds, for a total of $5 million, to assist with funding a Behavioral Health Clinic, to be located in the City of Saginaw, in cooperation with the Saginaw County Health Department.
- Approve to direct the City Manager and staff to review previously submitted ARPA proposals regarding public and mental health and bring back recommendations for further public health allocations.
Mayor Pro Tem Annie Boensch commented on the meeting, “We know we have many in our community who are not getting the treatment they require. Whether it is physical or mental health treatment, there is a huge need in our city and these needs have only been exacerbated by the pandemic. We believe this Behavioral Health Clinic will begin to fill the void in our community for mental health care. But we know there has to be more, which is why we’ve asked
city staff to review and bring back additional recommendations for further allocation.” The council meeting is available to view on the City’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/CityofSaginawMI.
Saginaw City Council will continue discussion on the allocation of ARPA funds on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. City Council has scheduled the Single-Subject Special Meeting to discuss the expenditure of American Rescue Plan Act funds to address youth and development. Discussion and public input for the Single Subject Special Meeting will be limited to this topic. The meeting will be held at City Hall Council Chambers, Room 205, 1315 S. Washington Avenue. The meeting will be broadcast on SGTV, Channel 191, and on the City’s YouTube channel, at www.youtube.com/CityofSaginawMI To speak on youth and development during the public input portion of the Single Subject Special meeting, citizens must contact the City Clerk’s Office, 1315 S. Washington Room 102 (989) 759-1480, prior to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, December 12.
For additional information on ARPA funding and allocation information, please visit the ARPA page on the City’s website at www.saginaw-mi.com/ARPA or follow the City of Saginaw on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofsaginawgovernment/