OKC Mayor David Holt On City's COVID Response
Watch: OKC Mayor David Holt On City's COVID Response, CARES Act Funding.
Meridian kicks off small business grant program
The city of Meridian, ID is offering grants up $10,000 to local businesses as part of the city's COVID-19 economic and recovery. Meridian has over 3,400 small businesses.
Spokane Mayor lays out 100 day plan
From NBC affiliate station KHQ News.
In wake of all that 2020 has thrown at her city, Spokane, WA Mayor Nadine Woodward releases her plan for the next 100 days.
Read the article and catch the video below.
Sioux Falls ramps up efforts to attract and engage
Mayor Paul TenHaken & the City of Sioux Falls launch an initiative to create safe fall and winter programming with the goal of engaging residents as well as attracting tourists
Three ways to keep communities moving forward
Recently CLA-FCL Chairwoman Mayor Acquanetta Warren of Fontana, CA, alongside former Indianapolis, IN Mayor Greg Ballard wrote an op-ed for The Hill that addresses the importance of creating a manageable and forward looking framework that communities of all sizes can apply to get their local economies back up and running during this new pandemic era. The piece suggests a set of principles that recognize the economic, societal, and community importance of local businesses and the families they support.
As a nation, we continue to work very hard to shut down the physical effects of this virus. But as we make an effort to combat the physical effects, we can’t let our economy be shut down at the same time. The economic health of local communities during this pandemic is essential for the success and opportunity for every single person in America’s cities and towns.
The responsive innovations to this crisis have brought out the best in our nation — from individuals, small business, big business and, yes, even from government leaders.
Innovating: Cities offering free masks
Oklahoma City provides an example that many cities are carrying out themselves. Drive thru mask giveaways.
I'm proud residents are doing their part to wear their masks and slow the spread of COVID-19. We can't let our guard down. Wearing a mask is one of the most effective steps we can take to reduce the spread of the virus.
Read the story here. Check out the video below.
San Diego's mayor leads
San Diego Mayor Kevin Falconer was interviewed KUSI to share how his administration continues to lead the city through the pandemic and now local wildfires.
Tulsa comes alongside essential workers
This innovation from Tulsa, OK Mayor GT Bynum gets down into the weeds to ensure the kids of Tulsa's essential workforce have the support they need to continue to thrive in school - in whatever format that may take.
The City of Tulsa says it will host school support groups specifically for the children of essential city employees, like police and firefighters.
San Diego takes more steps to help
San Diego continues to lead as it finds innovative ways to help the entire community respond and recover to the effects of COVID-19
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Tuesday that gyms and places of worship would be able to use San Diego's parks to conduct operations outside beginning Monday morning.
City Councilman Chris Cate proposed the idea in mid-July, and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a similar ordinance for county parks on Aug. 5.
Ever hear of a "Streetery"?
Unique and trying economic times call for unique and innovative solutions to allow cities and towns to continue to strengthen and grow. 6 months ago, "streeteries" weren't a thing. Now - in places like San Diego, Spokane, and Oklahoma City - there are a thing because of strong community leadership from mayors like San Diego's Kevin Faulconer, Spokane's Nadine Woodward, and Oklahoma City's David Holt.
Video: Colorado Springs Innovates
Watch as Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers explains the unique situation facing his city, and many in Colorado, and this solution for Colorado Springs voters to consider to help their city recover from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch his video below.