VILLAGE HALL (July 5, 2021)—
This is Mayor Tyson Manker. I want to update you that the INVEST in America Act passed by the House on July 1st does not include any funding for South Jacksonville, despite our best efforts.
- On April 9, 2021, I submitted a request to Congressman Darin LaHood for “INVEST” Act funding to build a sidewalk along Hardin Avenue. HERE
- On April 27, 2021, Congressman LaHood submitted our request for pedestrian sidewalk funding to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. HERE
- $799,000 was requested. HERE
- On July 1, 2021, the House passed the “INVEST in America Act” which, despite a declared focus on green energy projects, does not include any funding for the Energy-Saving VOSJ Hardin Pedestrian Sidewalk Project
An email received from Rep. LaHood’s office noted, “Committee Democrats released the list of projects they are moving forward with and unfortunately did not choose your project.” This statement is completely accurate because the Democratic majority in Congress controls the agenda, including what projects are funded by our tax dollars.
Chicago received at least $62,497,725.00 from the INVEST in America Act.
South Jacksonville received $0 from the INVEST in America Act.
Rest assured, I have only begun the fight to bring federal funding to the Village of South Jacksonville.
Many thanks to Congressman LaHood for his efforts.
Tyson L Manker, Mayor
Village of South Jacksonville