Orange County Cities Urge County To Give Them A Share Of Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds
By: Alicia Robinson
Date: April 11, 2020
“Possibly within days, Orange County is expected receive a chunk of federal coronavirus aid dollars that could amount to hundreds of millions – and city leaders are joining together to ask for a fair share.
Mayors of all 34 cities in the county have been included in discussions about a letter to be sent to Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel ahead of the board’s Tuesday, April 14, meeting.
In a draft version of the letter, city leaders ask that the county secure the dollars it’s entitled to under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (or CARES) Act and “quickly distribute the funding to the cities in Orange County that have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
…In Anaheim, the closure of Disneyland, the Honda Center and hotels has taken a major bite out of tax revenue.
Mayor Harry Sidhu said in a statement that his city “won’t see direct federal relief like larger California cites will. Yet, as a major visitor city, Anaheim is unique, and we are facing the same impacts and responsibilities as bigger cities.”…”