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Latest Round of Syracuse's ARPA Funds Go Towards Parks, Public Safety, And Digital Infrastructure

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A police body-worn camera

The Syracuse Common Council approved new American Rescue Plan Act funding this week.

More than $1.2 million in pandemic relief funding will go towards parks, public safety, and digital infrastructure for the public. The money will go towards body worn cameras for new police officers, improving park facilities on the north side, adding features for the Cannon Street Community Center, modernizing the city’s digital software, and renovating the city’s greenhouse.

“I look forward to working with the Council to move ahead with other parks proposals we have made for a memorial to minority veterans at Kirk Park and a new stage at the Spirit of Jubilee Park,” Walsh said in a release.

The City of Syracuse has allocated more than $44 million of American Rescue Plan funding so far.