More than 50 Texas mayors have signed a letter asking Congress to aid state and local governments with economic recovery into the new year.
Amarillo’s Mayor Ginger Nelson, says the purpose is to communicate to the Texas delegation in Washington, D.C. their needs are in order to take care of citizens during the Pandemic.
She explains costs to the city costs are generating 200 to 300 thousand dollars a month, to cover Amarillo’s Drive-thru testing site, contact tracing, being done through the Public Health Department and the vaccinations which will be provided at no cost to the community.
Mayor Nelson explains money will either come from services and programs that the city normally budgets for but if they get federal help, then those dollars for pandemic response will go toward those expenses.
The Mayors of Canadian and Panhandle have also signed this letter to the members of the Texas Congressional Delegation.