YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The city of Youngstown is getting more than $80 million to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Now the city wants your help deciding how to spend it.
Tomorrow and Friday, Youngstown Mayor Tito Brown will meet with city council, neighborhood groups and local businesses.
It’s hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Youngstown in the Paladin Ballroom, set to start promptly at 9 a.m.
They’ll discuss the federal funds, but first, they want you to fill out an online survey to help.
It’s called the “Youngstown American Rescue Plan Survey.”
“I want them to really chime in. I want to listen and have input, so that when we take all the recommendations and then we give it to council for a recommendation of things we believe that are in the guidelines, that we can spend the dollars on, so I want all who want to be a part of this, to be a part of this,” Brown said.
The city already has some preliminary priorities, which include tearing down hundreds of vacant homes and cleaning up commercial corridors.
Officials also want to increase fresh food access for neighbors, and prioritize investing in parks and city youth.
Take the survey here.