Should Sebastian City Employees Receive a Bonus? Workshop Announced to Discuss Federal Funding

City of Sebastian
City of Sebastian

The City of Sebastian has announced two workshops or Wednesday, January 26, 2022. The first one will be at 1:00 p.m., and second is scheduled at 5:00 p.m. The workshops are to discuss the American Rescue Plan Act Funding.

The workshop will take place inside the City Council Chambers inside City Hall, located at 1225 Main Street in Sebastian.

Last July, we published an editorial about misinformation published by a small town Vero Beach reporter attempting to get Sebastian residents in an uproar after stating the federal funds were only to pay bonuses to Sebastian City employees

Sebastian Daily debunked the misinformation, informing residents that only a portion of the federal funding would go for bonuses. Instead, most of the monies would go to help the stormwater in the city.

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We also recommended that city employees be paid the bonuses since most of them have been overworked during the pandemic, and it’s only a portion of the overall funding.

Other municipalities in Florida have used part of the federal monies to pay their employees, which is one of the options.

It’s an important workshop, and anyone who has questions about this federal funding should attend.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.