After A Long and Trying Year, Mayor Walsh Says Signing of American Rescue Plan Means Help is Coming for the People of Syracuse


Walsh said city government wants to ensure “all voices have an opportunity to be heard” at “historic and transformational moment”

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh issued this statement regarding President Biden’s signing of the American Rescue Plan Act: 

Mayor Ben Walsh

“After a long and trying year, help is coming for the people of Syracuse. I thank President Biden for delivering on his promise to provide comprehensive relief to Americans. New York State played an important role in making this aid a reality, in particular, through the drive and determination of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and the steady support of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. City government is already working to ensure the funding coming to Syracuse is used to address the devastating impacts of the pandemic; to help people get back on their feet; and to speed our recovery. We will engage with the Common Council and the community to make sure all voices have an opportunity to be heard at this historic and transformational moment for the City.”