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Royal Oak officials to vote on $2M relief program for downtown businesses

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 16:32:40-04

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority will vote Wednesday evening on a proposal to provide $2 million in relief and recovery aid for downtown businesses hit by the COVID-19 health crisis.

The Royal Oak DDA's business marketing committee suggested the program, which will be voted on by the board of directors.

The fund will provide relief to select downtown businesses "affected by both the coronavirus outbreak and related executive orders and emergency disaster declarations," a release states.

The meeting will be held at 4 p.m., with more details surrounding the program to be released after the vote.

You can read the minutes from the meeting here.

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