TODAY: Join the discussion on how Allentown should spend millions of dollars of federal funds

Written by on May 25, 2022

TODAY: Join the discussion on how Allentown should spend millions of dollars of federal funds

By Tyler Pratt
May 25, 2022

Allentown Mayor Matt Tuerk. (Courtesy photo / File)

Allentown officials and residents will discuss how to spend tens of millions of dollars in American Rescue Plan funds at 5:30 p.m. today in Allentown City Council Chambers on the 1st floor of Allentown City Hall.

Residents will be able to share how they would like to see roughly $39 million distributed throughout the community.

Local activist Enid Santiago, who recently lost her bid for a state senate seat, took to Facebook live this week in both English and Spanish to encourage people to attend.

“This is extremely important: we are living in a city with a humongous homeless issue. We are living in a city without a youth center, a city without affordable housing,” Santiago said. 

Allentown Mayor Matt Tuerk recently released his spending plan which is largely focused on repairing the city’s infrastructure.  

The city has to have a plan in place by 2024 and spend the funding by 2026.

The meeting will be both in-person and online. 

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