News from: The City of Coachella
The City of Coachella will be hosting an in-person event on Thursday, October 21st from 5:30 to 7pm near the rear entrance of the Coachella Public Library on 7th Street. This event is exclusively for residents and business owners of Coachella, and its purpose is to gather their firsthand opinions regarding prioritization of funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant.
“The road to recovery is a long one after these past 18 months of shutdowns, job loss and overall economic impact to our City,” said City Councilmember, Josie Gonzalez. “We’d like to leverage this grant funding to benefit our residents and proprietors in the most valuable way, toward initiatives that mean the most to them.”
At the event, the City will issue a brief survey by way of a QR Code available for those who’d like to access the survey on their personal smart phones, or a paper survey those who prefer to fill out a physical copy. Complimentary, onsite childcare and pre-packaged dinners will be provided to all participants.
“It is important that we seek input from our community, especially those most impacted by COVID-19. Hearing from residents about how to prioritize these funds is essential in the decision making process. It provides us an opportunity to invest the funds back into their community that is truly reflective of residents voices”,” said City Councilmember, Denise Delgado.
The survey is currently available online at Coachella.org for those not able to make the in-person event. Participants are to click on the “Take the survey” button on the home page of the website, which will lead them to the survey questions.
“We want the community to know that we are here for them, and they have a voice that counts,” stated the Mayor of Coachella, Steven Hernandez.
For more information regarding the October 21st ARPA event or to access the online survey now, visit Coachella.org and scroll down to City Highlights on the home page.