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City Council voted Tuesday night to accept a federal grant to be used to pay for the salary and benefits for the youth services and gang violence prevention coordinator, who operates the Project Imagine program.
The grant also will be used to pay other expenses related to Project Imagine, which is a work readiness program that gives gang-affiliated youth a future off the streets by providing them with a paid work experience and mentoring while on the job.
The grant is from the Department of Criminal Justice Services and covers expenditures through June 30, 2021. The funding includes $123,908 of federal funds and $25,208 of local funds for a total of $149,116.
In other matters, City Council voted to:
In addition to these votes, City Council held first readings on two federal grants for operations at W.W. Moore Jr. Detention Home. A first reading is an introductory step required by City code before certain matters can be voted upon by City Council. This step serves to provide public notice of pending action. City Council will vote on the matter at its next business meeting.
Following the close of the business session, City Council met in a work session. In work sessions, Council reviews non-routine matters that will be voted upon in future business meetings.
During the work session, the City Council discussed appointments to boards and commissions.
Also, the City Council held a closed meeting as allowed by state law to discuss a prospective business or industry related to economic development and to discuss the acquisition of real property or disposition of publicly held real property.