>>Reading's Mayor Asks for Citizen Input on How to Spend COVID Money
(Reading, PA) -- Reading's mayor is inviting the public to give input on how to spend more than 61-million dollars in federal funding. The money is from the U.S. government's nearly two-trillion-dollar American Rescue Plan stimulus package. Mayor Eddie Moran says the federal Department of Treasury will be sending out its specific spending guidelines soon, and he plans to have final recommendations to council by the end of this month. He says he already knows how some of the money will be spent: on blighted properties and creating a liaison to assist police in curbing ongoing violence.