American Rescue Act of 2021 Support Letter

Co-Chairs Kors and Haney sent a letter to the House Speaker’s Office regarding our support for COVID relief package currently in the House of Representatives.  A copy of the letter was sent to the CA Congressional Delegation.

Here is copy of the letter:

Support Letter

OC cities to divvy up $715M

OC cities to divvy up $715M By Alicia Robinson, Erika I. Ritchie, Roxana Kopetman and Ian Wheeler -  Each of Orange County’s 34 cities will receive a share of about $715 million from the American Rescue Plan Act. For some, the two-year aid bill corrects their exclusion from earlier rounds of [...]

April 15th, 2021|

Feds Retroactively Adjusts FEMA’s Cost Share to 100 Percent

Feds Retroactively Adjusts FEMA's Cost Share to 100 Percent - COVID-19 Vaccine UPDATE After months of urging Congress and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fully reimburse eligible COVID-19 services, the Biden Administration announced last week that the cost share would indeed be adjusted to 100 percent. It was not [...]

February 3rd, 2021|

The Desert Sun: Audit: More money should have gone to small counties

By Adam Beam (The Associated Press) The following article appeared in the Desert Sun on January 19, 2021. California should have spent more money helping its smaller counties battle the coronavirus, state Auditor Elaine Howle said Tuesday, criticizing Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration for favoring places with big populations despite [...]

January 20th, 2021|

Santa Monica Fights for COVID-19 Relief Funds & Their Equitable Distribution

Santa Monica has been hit hard by the pandemic, which created a $224 million deficit in the City’s operating budget leading to mass layoffs and reductions in City services. In an effort to increase funding, the City is supporting the Democrats’ newly proposed HEROES Act for COVID-19 financial relief and also fighting for a more equitable distribution of relief funds through the state government.

October 2nd, 2020|

Orange County’s Mayors: ‘Mask up to open up OC!’

All of Orange County’s 34 mayors have teamed up to send a message to residents, businesses and visitors: “Mask up to open up OC!” The message comes in a video featuring Orange County’s mayors socially distant and masked up at iconic locations across Orange County.

September 25th, 2020|