With the city of Fall River securing millions of dollars from The American Rescue Act to use over the next two fiscal years for various items, Fall River Mayor Paul Coogan tells WSAR that a panel of department heads and other Government Center Administrators are spending part of their summer deciding how to best use the millions.
Mayor Paul Coogan also stated to WSAR that the panel will help various entities decide how best to use the millions that came at the later stages of the pandemic. When discussing the lost revenue from the pandemic, Mayor Coogan proclaimed they need to use the money wisely. Coogan explained that he hopes to pull back money used to pay the bills and not to dig into the money used for the city budget.
Mayors and city administrators throughout the commonwealth have been waiting for instructions from Washington as to how they could use the federal dollars that were shipped to cities and towns this spring.