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.
Sioux Falls Ups it COVID Data Game
Check this out from Sioux Falls, SD Mayor Paul TenHaken.
Spokane Speeds Up Permitting
The city of Spokane, Washington, led by Mayor Nadine Woodward, is seeking to quickly create more opportunities for local businesses to survive and thrive economically during the pandemic.
The city announced on Wednesday that its Restaurant and Retail Expansion Program is establishing a provisional permit program, meaning businesses would immediately receive the permit following a combined on-site inspection.
The application process would continue with a 10-day public comment period and the issuance of a "standard" permit.
“We know the ongoing economic impact of COVID-19 is challenging our local businesses like never before. We are continually looking for ways we can support them and adjusting whenever we can,” Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward said.
Right now, the city is also temporarily waiving fees for sidewalk cafés and streateries.
Supporting SAFE TO Work Act
Forum for Community Leaders recently joined nearly 500 other organizations in supporting "timely, targeted and liability protections contained in the 'SAFE TO WORK Act'."
These crucial protections would safeguard healthcare workers, providers, and facilities, as well as businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions against unfair lawsuits so they can continue to contribute to a safe and effective economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
San Diego Councilman Offers Innovative Solution
San Diego Councilman Chris Cate seeks to “promote a spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation & creative solutions" by allowing businesses & faith based orgs to operate safely in San Diego city parks.
“I want to promote a spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation and creative solutions in light of the state mandate and county public health order and allow all businesses, nonprofits and faith-based organizations capable of continuing to operate safely outdoors in public parks, to open in San Diego,” said Cate, chair of the City Council’s Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee.
SD Mayor Signs Order on More Space
San Diego emergency executive order signed by Mayor Kevin Faulconer will allow restaurants to expand into parking lots and other appropriate spaces to balance business with physical distancing.
40k Jobs Supported in COS
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers Suthers says
the Survive and Thrive initiative helped support more than 4,000 business and 40,000 jobs while bringing in millions of dollars to the city
Read more about the great work in Colorado Springs and El Paso county.