The Hemet City Council referred their ideas of where to spend more than $21.6 million of incoming American Rescue Plan Act--Coronavisrus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund money they expect to receive to the city manager and requested a spending plan.
City Manager Chris Lopez, in a special report to the council July 13, said he needed their input on where they thought the money should be spent before 2026 or the remainder will be returned to the federal government. The money coming to the city is the result of the extended COVID-19 pandemic that brought the world to a standstill for 18 months.
He explained that under the SLFRF program, the city has been allocated $21,674,344. These funds have been requested via an online request and Acceptance of Terms Agreement signed by him.