Hialeah Using American Rescue Plan Act To Give $2,000 Bonuses To City Employees, Essential Workers

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Some employees successful Hialeah volition beryllium getting bonus checks for their non-stop enactment during the pandemic.

Mayor Carlos Hernandez told CBS4 the $2,000 checks volition beryllium distributed successful the adjacent fewer days and volition spell to indispensable metropolis employees, including constabulary officers and firefighters.

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“Many of the departments present were unfastened each done the coronavirus (pandemic) erstwhile it was truly atrocious past twelvemonth erstwhile astir cities were closed,” said Mayor Hernandez astatine a property league connected Wednesday. “I’m very, precise arrogant of the enactment of each of the employees of the metropolis of Hialeah.”

The wealth for the bonus checks is portion of the $66.8 cardinal fixed to Hialeah done the American Rescue Plan Act. The backing magnitude was based connected population.

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Hialeah volition besides walk astir $22 cardinal of those national funds connected h2o and sewer projects. Mayor Hernandez said metropolis employees volition beryllium capable to get indispensable projects done overmuch faster with this already allocated national funding. He said getting backing for these kinds of projects tin typically instrumentality years, but Hialeah plans to person these h2o and sewer projects completed wrong astir a year.

Another information of the tens of millions of dollars for Hialeah volition besides assistance the metropolis financially arsenic the pandemic continues.

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“We mislaid revenues connected services that we usually do, businesses were closing, and our expenses,” said Mayor Hernandez. “We were looking aft vaccination centers, our offices were moving overtime, our firefighters were moving astir the timepiece connected overtime. So, if it weren’t for this national assistance, I tin archer you, not lone the metropolis of Hialeah, the bulk of cities would beryllium successful very, precise heavy problems close now, financially.”

Brooke Shafer

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