Mayor Barrett outlines city's Covid relief spending plan

NOW: Mayor Barrett outlines city’s Covid relief spending plan

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett expanded on the city's plan to spend millions in Covid relief money.

Barrett held a public meeting on zoom Monday night, July 19, about his Milwaukee Recovery and Resilience Plan.

The plan was introduced to the Common Council earlier this month.

On Monday night, Barrett outlined some of the plan's initial spending priorities for $394 million in American Rescue Plan funds.

Those priorities will include housing, jobs and public safety, with a strong focus on equity.

"This, I think we've proven, our sincerity in this. Because Milwaukee was the first city to identify COVID-19 related disparities, and our recovery funding will explicitly address equity as we recover and build resilience for the future," Barrett said. 

The mayor is asking the Common Council to pass this first portion of his spending plan as soon as possible.

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