Friday Update on April 2 2020
A couple things for this week.
City Council Meeting:
- Stones Throw Tentative Map
- Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance
- Urgency Ordinance- Transient Occupancy Tax Payments
- Urgency Ordiannce- Temporary Suspension of Water/Wastewater Service shut offs and penalties
- Succession Planning Update- Technology
- Sidewalk Repair Projects Update
- Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Covid 19 on City Fiscal and Businesses
- Award of SB1 Street and Road Projects Contract
- Building Costs Schedule Acceptance- Bureau Veritas
To watch and participate in the City Council Meeting, go to our Zoom meeting or watch us on the City’s YouTube Channel. If you wish to come to City Hall, the City Council Chamber will be open.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 709 101 228
- Covid 19 updates can be gotten at www.yolocounty.org . They have a ton of information on the pandemic. I give them an overall grade of “A” for their handling of this untenable situation. Lots of common sense in their approach and preparation. The cities and Yolo County are blessed with an amazing sense of direction on how we all handle things and collaborate. The way we get along and work together simply does not exist all over the place!
For the new COVID-19 dashboard visit: www.yolocounty.org/coronavirus-dashboard. For information about COVID-19 in Yolo County, visit: www.yolocounty.org/coronavirus. For guidance regarding the shelter in place order, visit: www.yolocounty.org/coronavirus/shelter-in-place. Residents can also call Yolo 2-1-1 for resource information. For additional updates follow Yolo County on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/YoloCounty/ or Twitter at: https://twitter.com/YoloCountyCA.
- The approval of the Federal Relief through the CARES Act will bring a lot of much needed relief to workers and businesses impacted by the pandemic. Watch for an update of business resources on the City website next week.
- The financial impact of all this on the City will be significant. The Downtown restaurants represents almost 30% of our sales tax revenue. The reduction in gas prices is good for consumers but not for City sales tax revenues. The closure of the Hotel Winters and Abbey House Inn will hit our general fund to the tune of about $50,000 in transient occupancy revenues.
These are amazing times where you get to see the best and worst of people. The good news is we live in a place where we see some of the best!
I am trying my best to outreach with our business community to find means of assisting them. To a business, each owner or manager I talk with brings up their employees FIRST in every conversation. The reality is our business community are relatively small, family owned businesses who hire local folks. You can see the stress on their faces, mostly centered in the hardship which is being put onto their employees. Our business community is just first rate and has their priorities with the people who make them amazing.
First Northern Bank is advertising a Payroll Protection Program (PPP) which comes from the Federal CARES Act helps business pay their employees through which essentially pays 8 weeks of an employees wages to the employer for their employees versus them filing for unemployment. Keep your eyes out for these programs with the financial institutions online or contact First Northern.
Please observe the orders of our Health Officials. Stay safe and keep your family healthy.