Chamber Unveils Roadmap to Recovery

Last Thursday at our Annual Membership Meeting the Chamber unveiled our Roadmap to Recovery. This roadmap reflects the Chamber’s plan, metrics, and milestones our community can work together towards.

As we highlighted in last week’s newsletter, the Chamber firmly believes that businesses operating with the COVID Safety 5-Step Plan should be allowed to operate. We are glad to see outdoor dining and personal services be allowed to reopen this week, but firmly believe the current tiers as outlined by the state still create confusion and contradictory guidelines and businesses should be able to operate following standard safety protocols.

Another request of our Executive Summary of the Roadmap to Recovery is that all available science and data be used to make policy decisions, including economic, unemployment, homelessness, and food insecurity.

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Meet Senator Monique Limón, SD 19

Born and raised in the 19th Senate District, I am honored to represent Santa Barbara County and over half of Ventura County. Prior to serving as a California State Senator, I served as the Assemblymember for the 37th Assembly District, school board trustee for the Santa Barbara Unified School District, and a Commissioner for the Santa Barbara County Commission for Women.

My family and friends include small business owners and educators in the area. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Californians in many different ways, and I would like to reassure you that I am committed to providing the assistance I can as your state representative.

My office continues to serve as a resource for all constituents. We can serve as a voice and liaison as appropriate when working with any state agency. We can also provide information about COVID-19 state emergency grants, small business resources and connect you with community leaders to answer your questions. To request assistance, please reach out to my district office at (805) 965-0862.

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