Local businesses will get extra boost under revised pandemic payout

When President Joe Biden signed the $1.9-trillion American Rescue Plan Act in March, $16 billion of that money went to California cities to help pay for coronavirus relief.
Not everyone got their fair share of the distribution, however.
Under ARPA guidelines, the state’s 482 municipalities were divided by population: those with more than 50,000 residents and those with less.
Funds were appropriated by city size, but a recent recalculation found that some cities with bigger populations had been i...

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