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File #: 21-0062R    Version: 0 Name: American Rescue Plan Quarterly Oversight Hearings
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 9/13/2021 In control: Ways and Means
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: American Rescue Plan Quarterly Oversight Hearings For the purpose of calling for quarterly budget oversight hearings regarding the disbursement and management of $641 million in federal funding to the City of Baltimore through the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund to improve transparency and accountability for the pivotal task of responding to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsors: President Nicholas J. Mosby, Eric T. Costello, Sharon Green Middleton, Danielle N. McCray, Mark Conway, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Robert Stokes, Sr., Kristerfer Burnett, Odette Ramos, James Torrence, John T. Bullock, Zeke Cohen
Indexes: American Rescue Plan, Quarterly Oversight Hearings
Attachments: 1. 21-0062R~1st Reader, 2. Finance 21-0062R, 3. Final Synopsis 21-0062R 10 5 21, 4. Handout 1 - PowerPt Presentation 10-5-21 City Council Presentation, 5. Law 21-0062R, 6. Final Hearing Notes 21-0062R 10 5 21, 7. Follow up response #1 for the 10 5 21 hearing - Christopher Shorter, 8. Follow up response #2 for the 10 5 21 hearing, 9. Follow up response #3 for the 10 5 21 hearing.pdf, 10. Follow up response #4 for the 10 5 21 hearing.pdf.msg
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: President Mosby, Councilmembers Costello, Middleton, McCray, Conway, Schleifer,
Stokes

A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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American Rescue Plan Quarterly Oversight Hearings
For the purpose of calling for quarterly budget oversight hearings regarding the disbursement and management of $641 million in federal funding to the City of Baltimore through the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund to improve transparency and accountability for the pivotal task of responding to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Recitals

The COVID-19 global pandemic has had devastating economic consequences - pushing individuals and families further into poverty, hurting local economies, forcing families to make tough decisions regarding their basic needs, and straining the budgets of local governments.
American Rescue Plan (“ARP”) funding can help stabilize local businesses, provide critical investments, and address systemic inequalities. These funds represent a historic opportunity to support the City's efforts in addressing historic inequities and promoting inclusive economic growth.

Therefore, these funds must be spent equitably and prudently to improve the lives of historically neglected communities in Baltimore City and residents most impacted by COVID-19.
It is the duty of the City Council to ensure that the community is aware of what investments federal funds are supporting and how funds are b...

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