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File #: 2020-697    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/29/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action:
Title: LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR HOUSE VERSION OF HEROES ACT (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. HEROES ACT
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Report to Mayor and City Council

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Consent

 

 

SUBJECT:                     

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letter of support for house version of heroes act (city council)

 

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I.                     SUMMARY

Earlier this week, House Democrats introduced a new version of the HEROES Act, which was originally introduced and passed by the House in May 2020.  In this version, a number of the City of Carson’s priorities would receive additional funding, but most notably the City of Carson would receive a direct allocation of $24,747,569 that can be used to repair revenue loss and cover other expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

II.                     RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation

APPROVE and SIGN letter to congressional leadership supporting the HEROES Act and additional local assistance.

 

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III.                     ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action that Council deems appropriate.

 

IV.                     BACKGROUND

In April 2020, Congress passed and the President signed the CARES Act, which provided coronavirus-related aid through a number of existing funding streams that regularly impact the City of Carson’s budget, as well as the establishment of new funding streams.  Since then, the House and Senate have been at an extended impasse, with no deal struck between the parties on the next round of coronavirus aid.

Additional advocacy is needed to pressure Congress to work together to adopt additional coronavirus-related aid for the City of Carson and its residents. 

 

 

 

V.                     FISCAL IMPACT

The City could potentially receive a direct allocation of $24,747,569 that can be used to repair revenue loss and cover other expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic

 

VI.                     EXHIBITS

1.                     Letter of Support for House Version of Heroes Act

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Prepared by:  City Manager's Office