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Pueblo Mayor to host Youth Town Hall

Youth of Pueblo are invited to contribute to the strategic plan for the use of $36.7 million the City is expected to receive later this month from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Mayor Gradisar recognizes and values the authentic desire of Pueblo’s youth to share their vision and voice with the City’s leadership. “These are the next generation of leaders,” says Mayor Gradisar. “It’s important we hear from them and make them part of the team. I have been impressed with the individuals on the Mayor’s Youth Council and have engaged them to share the news of this Town Hall with their peers.”

The Town Hall will be held at 4 pm on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at the Rawlings Library, Ryals Room. Topics of discussion will be the seven pillars of focus identified by the Mayor: individuals and households, tourism and hospitality, youth, non-profits, small business, infrastructure, and community resilience.

“As the experts of their own demographic, our teens have valuable insight and perspectives, especially when it comes to strategies for supporting the youth of our community,” says Mayor Gradisar. “I’ll be there to listen.”

ARPA guidelines have recently been published. Attendees will give input at this time and have opportunity to volunteer for working groups tasked with developing strategy, prioritizing projects, and investigating ways to maximize funding streams. The volunteer form and other information may be found at: https://www.pueblo.us/2706/ARPA.

This Town Hall follows five town halls Mayor Gradisar hosted across the City of Pueblo last month. These Town Halls provided opportunity for residents to make suggestions for immediate stabilization and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

IRS announces families with children to receive monthly payments

The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced today that the first monthly payment of the expanded and newly-advanceable Child Tax Credit (CTC) from the American Rescue Plan will be made on July 15. Roughly 39 million households—covering 88 percent of children in the United States—are slated to begin receiving monthly payments without any further action required.

IRS and Treasury also announced the increased CTC payments will be made on the 15th of each month unless the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday. Families who receive the credit by direct deposit can plan their budgets around receipt of the benefit. Eligible families will receive a payment of up to $300 per month for each child under age 6 and up to $250 per month for each child age 6 and above.

El IRS anuncia que las familias con niños en recibirán pagos mensuales

El Servicio de Impuestos Internos y el Departamento del Tesoro de los EE.UU. anunciaron hoy que el primer pago mensual del Crédito Tributario por Hijos (CTC, por sus siglas en inglés) ampliado y recientemente anticipable del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense se realizará el 15 de julio. Aproximadamente 39 millones de hogares, que cubren 88 por ciento de niños en los Estados Unidos: están programados para comenzar a recibir pagos mensuales sin que se requiera ninguna otra acción.

El IRS y el Tesoro también anunciaron que el aumento de los pagos de CTC se realizará el día 15 de cada mes, a menos que el día 15 sea un fin de semana o feriado. Las familias que reciben el crédito por depósito directo pueden planificar sus presupuestos en torno a la recepción del beneficio. Las familias elegibles recibirán un pago de hasta 300 dólares por mes por cada niño menor de 6 años y hasta 250 dólares por mes por cada niño de 6 años o más.

Our Government

White House

White House suspension of Proclamation 9945: The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 9945 of October 4, 2019 (Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System, in Order To Protect the Availability of Healthcare Benefits for Americans), does not advance the interests of the United States. My Administration is committed to expanding access to quality, affordable healthcare. We can achieve that objective, however, without barring the entry of noncitizens who seek to immigrate lawfully to this country but who lack significant financial means or have not purchased health insurance coverage from a restrictive list of qualifying plans.

Colorado Governor

Governor Jared Polis shared Colorado’s new mask guidelines, following yesterday’s announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“If you have been fully vaccinated, the pandemic is largely over for you, and you can now resume your activities without a mask,” said Governor Jared Polis. “This is the day we have been waiting for. If you haven’t yet been vaccinated, you should continue to wear a mask in public indoor spaces. I hope the fun of an unmasked future incentivizes those who have yet to get the vaccine to do so.”

Denver Mayor

Mayor Hancock today announced his nomination of Andrew Amador as Executive Director for the Department of General Services. Amador’s nomination as Executive Director is subject to confirmation by Denver City Council. “Andrew’s experience across municipal government, our local school district, and with one of our historic anchor institutions of higher education positions him well to take up this role managing our city’s facility portfolio into the future,” Mayor Hancock said.

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