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|

California Mayors Coalition Gains Big Ally in Mayor Garcetti

The Coalition is excited to welcome Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as one of its newest members. While this diverse group of 60+ mayors from across California is mainly composed of smaller cities, Mayor Garcetti’s membership highlights the importance of all cities, no matter their size, supporting one another during these unprecedented times.

September 23rd, 2020|

Building a reopening plan on shifting sand

We need to safely re-open California – or at least Orange County – now. We are three weeks into the new “tier” system to reopen California. The official guidelines have changed three times and we expect more changes to come. Shifting standards have been the only consistency and we are – simply put – beyond frustrated.

September 21st, 2020|

Three Ways to Keep Communities Moving Forward

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic the country has sought and developed solutions to flatten the curve of the virus’s spread and lessen the financial impact felt by business and government alike. It doesn’t matter if you run a neighborhood convenience store or a city government; you’ve likely taken a severe revenue hit since March 1.

September 10th, 2020|

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