RECAP OF TOWN HALL
Just moments ago we finished our Peninsula Community Virtual Town Hall with County Supervisors Adams & Parker along with a number of other County
staff. The meeting was taped and as soon as we get that link we will share it with you to view on your own. There were over 200 people who logged on to listen, and others watched via FB Live.
Click here to download
the Powerpoint Presentation from the County with contact information for the various departments.
We will be sending all of the questions that we received from our members, which did not get answered, to the county for follow up due to the lack of adequate time for questions. We were also told that if you submitted a question in the chat box during the meeting, they will follow up with you individually.
Although it is still unsure how and when the roll-out come, your Chamber asked whether the County will work together with our local business industry groups and municipalities in order to collaboratively come up with
for when we are given a lift of the Shelter-in-Place Order. The answer was that the County
willing to take suggestions, possibly through their Economic Opportunity Committee. Your Chamber is encouraged to hear that our local business experts, our members, may have the ability to help create these protocols moving forward. We will be in close communication with the County to make sure
we have a seat at that table
Another important item of note which was discussed was the County's new Emergency Micro Loan program. You can find more information about that
Currently the rate is 2.44% and the lending can be between $5,000 - $25,000.
o be eligible for a microloan, businesses:
- Must be located within Monterey County.
- Should have between 2-10 employees.
- Should have annual revenues that do not exceed $2,000,000.
- Be an operating business, not a passive real estate entity.
- Have been in business for a minimum of one year, and able to provide a 2018 Federal Tax Return and interim financial statements.
- Must present a feasible plan to recover post-disruption.
- Be current on federal income taxes.
There were many topics discussed, so if you have any questions about what you heard, please don't hesitate to reach out.
If you didn't have a chance to send us questions, please make your voice be heard by sending those questions to your elected supervisor. If she isn't able to answer you directly, she will send you to the correct department for answers.
Monterey County District 5 Supervisor Mary Adams