City Sets Listening Sessions for Rescue Plan Funds

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three members of Youngstown City Council have scheduled the first three dates in a series of summer listening sessions to gather input from Youngstown residents and neighborhood groups on how to spend money allocated to the city through the American Recovery Plan.

Council members, as well as representatives of the administration and planning team, will be in attendance to gather feedback and listen to priorities. Printed surveys will be available for attendees to complete and data gathered from these efforts will be used to inform the City’s plan. 

In May, the city received the first half of the $82.7 million it will get, with the remainder expected to come next year. Last month, city officials heard from various city stakeholders during a two-day summit.

Sixth Ward Councilwoman Anita Davis will kick off the listening sessions with a Coffee and Conversations event at 10 a.m. Saturday at Flambeau’s Live, 2308 Market St.

Third Ward Councilwoman Samantha Turner will host a session at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane.

Fifth Ward Councilwoman Lauren McNally will host the last of the three sessions announced so far at 6 p.m. June 29 at Kirkmere Park. Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair.

More dates for listening sessions will be released as dates are confirmed.

Any stakeholders who are unable to attend one of the in-person meetings over the summer are invited to complete this online survey.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.