Economic security resolution up for vote tomorrow

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Of interest at Tuesday’s Council meeting: resolution to be voted on.

Resolution related to protecting economic security of residents and businesses during the COVID-19 public health emergency
Councilman Reynolds

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT:

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY Of BETHLEHEM encourages the Mayor’s Administration to investigate any and all feasible options f or helping to protect the survival of our residents and local businesses in response to the COVID-19 health emergency, including working closely with the federal and state government, financial institutions, educational institutions, and non-profits to identify and publicize economic assistance options for our local businesses, including without limitation, emergency loan programs and programs to help businesses modify their operations to comply with social distancing and other new public health practices.

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From this resolution, it looks like the City is already moving to do that, allocating $300,000 to support at-risk businesses:

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