WATCH: Amarillo City Council meeting for 3-23-2021

Major developments from meeting:

1. The City of Amarillo will be getting more over $42 million from the American Rescue Plan Act. City officials said the $42.3 million can be used on a variety of needs caused by COVID-19. Some of those include households, small businesses, tourism, hospitality and essential workers. 

Other uses for the money include government services affected by the economic impact of the pandemic and infrastructures needs. 

Assistant City Manager Laura Storrs said the funds will come in two installments starting as early as May and must be spent by the end of 2024. 

2. The city council approved a tax abatement agreement and location incentive for a business looking to build in Amarillo. Council members also approved an abatement of future taxes on the construction and equipment cost for 10 years. 

Cacique is considering a new 200,000 sq. ft. food processing facility that would be constructed in the AEDC’s south Georgia business park.  

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