Friday Update on April 23 2020
A couple items:
- Look for the Yolo Health Officer to release revised Covid 19 Guidelines by Tuesday of next week. The current restrictions will end on May 1, so expect some modifications in regards to things like face masks, outdoor spaces and business operations. As soon as they are released, we will post them to the City’s website and social media.
- I would describe the Business Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday as very productive. The reality is that as some Covid 19 restrictions are lifted, we will experience the return of visitors who will need to follow the appropriate social distancing. The City is moving 10 picnic tables into the Downtown, adding signage and working with the business community on messaging as we move forward.
- The fiscal realities of the Covid 19 pandemic are beginning to emerge for the City of Winters. Our revenue shortfall projections in the current fiscal year is climbing toward $500,000. As we put together our next two year fiscal budget, we will be faced with significant shortfalls and some additional expenses from potential future litigation. Expect that there will be major cuts in community areas.
- Look for budget workshops with the City Council at the upcoming meetings.
Have a nice weekend.