GLENDORA CITY COUNCIL | LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY 04/30/2020

GLENDORA CITY COUNCIL | LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

City of Glendora Mayor Michael Allawos sent the following letters to CA Governor Newsom and Los Angeles County Supervisor Barger. 

APRIL 30, 2020 | LETTER TO CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR 

The City of Glendora is calling on Governor Newsom to immediately support the following actions: 

  • Establish at least a $7 billion city revenue stabilization fund for direct aid to all cities to address the general revenue shortfall over the next two fiscal years;
  • Allocate a share of the State's $8.4 billion CARES Act funding for cities with populations under 500,000 to support COVID-19 expenses; and
  • Create a COVID-19 financing vehicle that all cities can access to support immediate cash flow needs.

APRIL 30, 2020 | LETTER TO THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR

The City of Glendora agrees with your assessment that localism is paramount and an accurate, fact-based system, is needed to look at the collective COVID-19 issue moving forward.

In order to promote localism, the City of Glendora requests:
  1. A specific date when California Resilience Roadmap’s, Phase 2, Lower Risk Workplaces, will begin in conjunction with local health departments.
  2. Granting specific allowances for cities to move through the California Resilience Roadmap phases ahead of other cities within a county, should they be able to meet specific, fact-based criteria.
  3. The continued push to provide comprehensive, free COVID -19 testing for everyone.
  4. Clear and concise information on COVID-19, including geographically accurate counts of current cases (net, not total), current hospitalization rates, and accurate infection and death rates (e.g. USC and County of Los Angeles Study).
  5. Advocating of additional funding for cities under a population of 500,000, to address the impacts of COVID-19, including funds received through the CARES Act.

APRIL 30, 2020 | LETTER TO LA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIR

In order to promote localism, the City of Glendora requests the County:
  1. Provide a specific date when the Safely Reopening Los Angeles County initiative will begin in conjunction with the Governor’s California Resilience Roadmap’s Phase 2 (Lower Risk Workplaces) and Phase 3 (Higher Risk Workplaces.)
  2. Provide specific allowances (e.g. business types) and criteria (e.g. measurable goals) for cities to move through the Governor’s California Resilience Roadmap phases and related protocols implemented thought the Safely Reopening Los Angeles County initiative.
  3. Continue the push to provide comprehensive, free COVID-19 testing for everyone– the guidance and availability of testing within different jurisdictions in Los Angeles County is confusing.
  4. Provide clear and concise information on COVID-19, including geographically accurate counts of current cases (net, not total), current hospitalization rates, and accurate infection and death rates, not just those tested (e.g. USC and County of Los Angeles study.)
  5. Advocate for additional funding for cities with a population under 500,000, to address the impacts of COVID-19, including funds received through the CARES Act.

Get more information at https://www.cityofglendora.org/residents/coronavirus 

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