League President Bill Wild Meets with Speaker of the House on American Rescue Plan

Posted on March 18, 2021 by Dene Westbrook

League President Bill Wild, mayor of Westland, meets with U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Thursday.

Michigan Municipal League President Bill Wild, Mayor of Westland, continued to advocate on behalf of Michigan communities in support of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) by meeting with U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The virtual meeting took place earlier today and was convened by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

The group thanked Speaker Pelosi for her unrelenting support of direct aid to cities as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Mayor Wild said.

Mayor Wild added Pelosi was a strong advocate to make sure ALL units of local government would receive flexible, formula-based emergency fiscal assistance.

The overriding theme from Mayors was that this funding would be used wisely to fill lost revenue to protect public safety and other essential services. Mayors also spoke of the need to look for transformative use of the funds to create equal opportunity and access to prosperity for all residents of our communities in a bipartisan manner.

Check out the League’s blog by Chris Hackbarth with details on the American Rescue Plan.

Also on Monday, March 22, during our Live with the League conversation, we will talk  with League CEO and Executive Director Dan Gilmartin and our Lansing team about what the ARP means for our communities. We will also answer your specific questions about it.

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