Recovery from the Pandemic

 

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Mental health recovery

$1,000,000 will be dedicated to community mental health support services, which is intended to improve the mental health and well-being of residents through optimal services such as a mental health hotline to help those experiencing crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath have raised community and public awareness of the importance of mental health.  

Memorial to lives lost

$200,000 will be allocated to the creation of a memorial to the lives lost due to COVID-19 throughout the pandemic. Remembering those that our community members have lost throughout the duration of the pandemic strengthens our bond as a community and honors those gone too soon.
 

Expansion of critical communications

$2,000,000 is being dedicated to expanding the method of critical city communications, which includes digital signs at neighborhood park sites, informational kiosks, and translation subscription services to better educate and serve the community regarding informing them of the readily available resources that they can access.
 

Feasibility study on City-operated health department

$200,000 is being dedicated to a feasibility research of the creation of a local Public Health Department for the City, as opposed to being serviced by a County Health Department. This research will provide vital information as to whether the City will be able to create and maintain a Public Health Department that will improve health service delivery to residents, allowing for a more responsive and dedicated approach to improving community health.
 

Sanitization and prevention

$500,000 will be spent on the sanitization of heavily used city areas such as parks and community centers to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to community members.
 

COVID-19 emergency response

$1,500,000 is being dedicated to fund emergency medical technician (EMT) services to our community through the local fire authority, intended to improve the response time and scope of medical services being offered to the community.