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File #: 210487    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 7/7/2021 In control: COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 7/27/2021
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to the creation of a Universal Basic Income program, and appropriating funds for this purpose.
Sponsors: ALD. LEWIS
Indexes: INCOME
Attachments: 1. Chicago.pdf, 2. Minneapolis.pdf, 3. Mountain View, CA.pdf, 4. St. Paul.pdf, 5. UBI Cities - Current List.pdf, 6. UBI Equity Impact Statement.pdf, 7. UBI Grant Analysis.pdf, 8. UBI oper_grant_ budget.pdf
Number
210487
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference
Sponsor
ALD. LEWIS
Title
Substitute resolution relating to the creation of a Universal Basic Income program, and appropriating funds for this purpose.
Analysis
This resolution creates a Universal Basic Income (UBI) program in the Office of the Common Council - City Clerk and allocates $400,000 of American Rescue Plan funding to be used for staffing, start-up costs, and initial program costs associated with the creation of the Universal Basic Income program.
Body
Whereas, The American Rescue Plan Act grant is scheduled to operate from March 3, 2021 to December 31, 2024 and is anticipated to provide approximately $394,226,649 to the City of Milwaukee through the Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (LFRF); and

Whereas, The City has received the initial LFRF grant award of $197,113,324.50, of which the full amount is provided by the grantor, with $0 provided by the City; and

Whereas, The LFRF provides substantial flexibility for the City of Milwaukee to provide a foundation for a strong and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic; and

Whereas, Common Council Resolution File Number 191463, adopted on January 21, 2020, directed the Department of Administration to develop a plan for implementing a pilot UBI program based on the Stockton, CA, model; and

Whereas, The Department of Administration presented its plan for implementing a pilot Universal Basic Income program to the Community and Economic Development Committee on September 9, 2020; and

Whereas, The United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County will serve as the fiduciary agent for the Universal Basic Income program; and

Whereas, Universal basic income could significantly improve the lives of Milwaukee residents who live at or below the poverty line; and

Whereas, Funding for a Universal Basic Income pilot program will improve the City’s response to a public health emergency; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Mil...

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