The City Council has approved Mayor Jim Strickland's request for $6 million from the emergency reserves to be allocated to storm debris clean up.
The funding will allow the mayor to authorize the city's Public Works team to pick up oversized debris placed on the curb— something the city usually does not do.
Additionally, the funds will allow the city to provide assistance to those needing help cleaning up their properties.
Need for that assistance will be prioritized based on age, ability, and income.
However, this second phase, which could take up to eight weeks, will not start immediately, as Public Works' priority remains removing debris from streets and emptying garbage from bins.
As the City wraps up phase one of storm restoration, more details on how to receive additional assistance will come.