News from the GCVCC Legislative Advocacy Committee
The GCVCC Board of Directors met this Monday and mapped out the chamber’s basic stance on reopening the Coachella Valley economy, as well as specific steps we could take to do so in a timely manner. The GCVCC feels the Coachella Valley should be granted freedom to work on an accelerated timeline relative to the Governors announced phases. In a positive development, some of the steps we outline are already being taken. The County Board of Supervisors has convened the Riverside County Economic Recovery Task Force, the first step in the process. The task force is committed to working in an efficient manner to supply the County Supervisors a road map to reopening our local economy as quickly as is feasible.
We also understand that the Chambers work will not be done when things start to reopen, it will just be starting. Some of the issues we anticipate having to tackle in conjunction with local leadership over the months ahead include:
- Sourcing and procurement of PPE.
- Dissemination of regulations that are likely to filter down through multiple layers of government, including OSHA, County of Riverside Health Department, and more, helping our local businesses to make sense of it and reach compliance.
- Monitoring legal challenges and private suits that have the potential to impact local Coachella Valley economic verticals.
- Continued information push on available economic recovery assistance programs on the local, state and federal level.
- Community and organic marketing support, particularly in the area of health and safety – how to convey a sense of safety to potential customers.
- Economic data gathering and application.
The Chamber will continue to work in as efficient manner as possible to tackle these and other obstacles that lay ahead for our business community. Reopening will be the start, not the end of recovery.
A copy of the letter is available below.