Hemet City employees soon to see $2,500 to $5,000 in American Rescue Plan monies

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The Hemet City Council in a quickly called special meeting approved providing nearly every city employee from clerks to police officers and firefighters from $2,500 to $5,000 in extra pay for their outstanding work during the COVID-19 pandemic from March 26, 2020, to March 26, 2021. The $1,190,000 needed to provide the city employees with the supplemental monies is part of the city’s nearly $22 million they are expected to receive from the federal government’s American Rescue Plan to help American cities overcome their deficits and reward their workers sacrificing their time and energy in helping to quell the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic that still rages across the world. City manager Chris Lopez told the council in the special meeting, held Jan. 4, that the city has received
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