City leaders look at how to spend $80M from American Rescue Plan
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - City leaders are starting to make recommendations on how more than $80 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan will be spent here in Augusta.
Here are a handful of the recommendations made Wednesday by City Administrator Odie Donald:
- $4 million to tackle affordable housing and blight issues.
- $8 million toward water meter replacement.
- Another $8 million to fix drainage issues in the Wilkinson Garden and National Hills area.
- More than $2.6 million toward the EMS operations center.
- Plans to improve broadband, streetlights and plans for pay bumps are also on the table.
Again, none of this is final. These are just city administrator’s recommendations.
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