News from the GCVCC Legislative Advocacy Committee
Sacramento, CA: The business community saw significant progress on financial relief to hard hit businesses this week.
The California State Legislature approved several measures as part of the COVID-19 relief early budget package to bring immediate assistance to small businesses, nonprofits and the community. These legislative budget actions are part of the Governor and Legislature’s $9.6 billion pandemic emergency relief package that includes small business grants, stimulus payments and more.
Locally, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia expressed optimism the package would help segments of our economy most in need. “The Legislature has come together with Governor Newsom on a COVID-19 relief early budget package that will send $600 stimulus checks and other critical assistance to our most vulnerable Californians, small businesses, and nonprofits. Our legislative actions approved funding for several initiatives we have been championing such as the Golden State Stimulus, small business and nonprofit grants, the farmworker Housing to Harvest program, and childcare assistance,” stated Assemblymember Garcia.
The GCVCC has worked closely with local elected leaders to champion relief for local small businesses and non-profits during the current legislative session. “I want to thank the staff of our local elected leaders for their work with the chamber on relief efforts for local small businesses,” said GCVCC President Joshua Bonner. “Throughout this session our local offices, including Assemblymembers Garcia and Mayes, as well as Senator Melendez, have stayed in close contact with the chamber in what has proven to be a crucial start to the year in Sacramento. We applaud the work of our local leaders on several fronts and encourage them to keep our local economy front and center this session.”