After a moment of silence to mark the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis, Boston Mayor Kim Janey promised to use new federal funding to promote an equitable recovery in the city.
Janey outlined plans Tuesday for how $50 million from the American Rescue Plan stimulus package will be used in the city.
She said the money will be spread across small areas including business relief, COVID-19 vaccinations, opioid treatment, affordable housing services, childcare initiatives, tourism and food access.
Janey said the $50 million is just the first portion of $500 million in total funding over five years from the stimulus package. An “equitable recovery coordinating committee” is being created to oversee the spending, she announced.
The mayor also announced that in-person services at City Hall will become available by appointment four days per week starting on May 29. On July 12, walk-in services at City Hall will become available five days per week.
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