City leaders look at how to spend $80M from American Rescue Plan

Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 6:21 PM EDT
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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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