Over the last six weeks, the Bay Area has been successful in physical distancing and flattening the curve. Our region's Stay-At-Home Order has been extended again through May 31st. As public health officials debate when and how they will begin lifting restrictions, our attention is turning towards economic recovery.
Unfortunately, we can't just flip a light switch and hope everything will be back to normal. It's going to be a long road ahead to build the economy back up, and California needs a plan to support our small businesses and ensure working families have the means to survive.
As chair of the California State Assembly Budget Committee, earlier today I held a hearing to listen to experts on how to successfully rebuild our economy safely and effectively. In addition, last week I held a virtual town hall with economic experts to discuss what government can due to stimulate our economy and help get people back to work.
This week on Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00 PM, I will be holding two more virtual town halls on the economy:
Tuesday, April 28, 2020: I will answer your questions and hear your thoughts on how the state's budget will play a role in rebuilding our economy.
Thursday, April 30, 2020: I will be joined by Mark Herbert from the Small Business Majority, Julie Clowes from the US Small Business Administration and San Francisco Supervisor Ahsha Safai to discuss programs, lending and stimuli to support our state's small businesses.
Please submit your questions for this week's town halls. I look forward to hearing from you online.
Assemblymember, 19th District