The San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership joined the LA County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) in support of an Economic Recovery Task Force that would collaborate and develop metrics, guidelines, and specific instructions to businesses to reopen and resume operations in the coming weeks. The three organizations sent a detailed letter to the LA County Board of Supervisors last week laying out details of the task force and the role it should play in reopening the County for business. The Board of Supervisors approved the creation of this task force at their meeting yesterday morning.
“The coronavirus pandemic has been an economic disaster not seen since the Great Depression,” said Bill Manis, President and CEO of the Partnership. “Our healthcare workers have done a tremendous job in limiting the spread of the virus. Now it’s time for government officials to turn some attention to getting people back to work and letting businesses reopen and restart operations.”
LA County’s stay-at-home order is in effect through May 15th. The Bay Area recently extended their stay-at-home order through the start of June. With coronavirus cases stabilizing in the state, preliminary planning and discussion should begin to enable businesses to reopen while still following social distancing guidelines. This is critical to getting our economy moving again and making sure that millions of southern Californians have a way to work and support themselves.
For more information, here’s the full letter sent to the Board of Supervisors.
And here’s an article on the task force approval by the Board of Supervisors.