Bozeman city commission voices support for $500 billion in federal aid for local governments

The Bozeman City Commission is advocating for Congress to give money to city governments across the U.S. to help with financial impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

All five members of the commission signed a letter to Montana’s congressional delegation asking for support for legislation that includes $500 billion for local governments as lawmakers consider additional aid packages.

The National League of Cities started a campaign in early April to push for the additional funding. Bozeman’s Deputy Mayor Cyndy Andrus is on the board of the league and drafted the commission’s letter.