St. Louis Mayoral Candidates Suggest Concepts to Spend Metropolis’s $ 500 Million in Federal Pandemic Assist | Politics
ST. LOUIS – Mayoral rivals Cara Spencer and Tishaura Jones each say they need to use the $ 500 million town expects from the not too long ago handed federal pandemic help invoice for a package deal of packages to assist town bounce again.
Spencer stated on Tuesday that she needed to spend about half of that whole on housing stabilization, scholarships and apprenticeships for younger folks, and packages to maintain small companies in struggling areas and encourage different companies to find within the metropolis.
“That is an unprecedented alternative to alter the course of our metropolis by investing for the long run like our metropolis has by no means finished earlier than,” she stated.
Jones marketing campaign aide Matt Rauschenbach stated Jones would use a few of the cash for workforce growth, vitality effectivity enhancements, capital packages, growth public transport and strengthening town’s monetary reserves.
Analyzing how a “common primary earnings” program would possibly work right here is one risk, he stated.
“All choices are on the desk to deliver reduction to our folks,” Rauschenbach stated in an e mail.
Each candidates have stated that within the quick time period they are going to allocate cash to packages equivalent to hire and mortgage help, homelessness providers and assist for small companies devastated by the coronavirus.