Small and midsize cities in Orange County are lobbying state and federal legislators for more funding, saying the money they’ve received from the first federal coronavirus rescue package is not enough, especially compared with bigger cities such as Anaheim and Santa Ana.
California Mayors Coalition Member and Mayor of Fontana Aquanetta Warren recently joined forces with Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, to make a strong bipartisan call for federal assistance.
While we know that the Big 13 Cities in California are regularly talking to the Governor, we too have been fortunate to have both State and Federal leaders join some of our recent weekly Coalition member calls.
The following video features real California mayors and the challenges their cities are facing on the front lines in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To recover from titanic revenue losses endured during the coronavirus pandemic, officials committed to nearly $10.8 million in departmental cuts, employee furloughs and draining a declared disaster relief fund.
Fullerton Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald has announced the formation of The California Mayor Coalition (CMC) formed to advocate for federal money to help cities in our state caught short economically by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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: