Warren City Council met Thursday with the public to begin discussing how to spend the $28 million the city is receiving through the American Rescue Plan (ARP). 

Some of the issues brought to the attention of council members included funding for Warren's public transit system and demolition projects. Both ideas, city council members said, the money would not be used for.

However, council members did begin to lay out a plan that would further community engagement, set to begin later in the summer.

"We want to make sure we take the opportunity to do something that's transformational," Warren Mayor Doug Franklin said. "Something that will last long after our generations and future generations. That's why we're taking our time getting input from the public and in particular, young people."

Council will lay out specific categories which the public can then give feedback on. Some categories mentioned at the meeting included public health, community wellness and infrastructure.

The council says the process is expected to begin in early August.