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Deadline Extended for Small Business Owners in
LA County Affected by Civil Unrest to Apply for Disaster Assistance Loans
Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) extended the deadline to apply for a disaster recovery loan to September 16, 2020 for Los Angeles County business owners who suffered physical or property damage due to the civil unrest incidents that began on May 26, 2020. 



Program Focused on Assisting Residents Located in High Need Areas of the County

Dear interested parties,
On August 27, 2020, the City Planning Commission will consider the proposed Amendment to Cannabis Location Restrictions, which would modify the City's sensitive site and zoning restrictions for commercial cannabis activity. The Commission first considered the proposed amendment in February 2020 and continued the item until a future meeting so that staff could answer questions and develop additional recommendations.
The Commission meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and be conducted via videoconference. The meeting agenda and City Planning's supplemental staff recommendation report will be posted approximately one week prior to the meeting at the following link:

If you would like to speak during the meeting, please review City Planning's instructions for participating in virtual commission meetings. You may also submit comments in writing prior to the meeting to the City Planning Commission at and to Niall Huffman at Please reference case no. CPC-2019-6203-CA.
For more information on the proposed amendment, please see City Planning's updated Fact Sheet. You can also visit the Proposed Land Use Regulations page on our website and scroll down to “Commercial Cannabis Location Restrictions Ordinance: Amendment.”
Thank you for your continued interest.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Pro Tem Hilda L. Solis invites Emilio Salas of the Los Angeles County Development Authority to provide important information about how to apply for the Countywide Rental Relief Program. Supervisor Solis will also invite Craig Taubman to discuss food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of the public and media are encouraged to tune into this important discussion for more information on how to access resources.
At 2:00 p.m. today, watch the livestream at or listen in on the telephone – dial (415) 655-0001 and enter access code: 145 016 3702.
Dr. Duardo offers an upbeat message to welcome all LA County students back to a new school year, encouraging connection and innovation during a time of distance learning.
We hope you will share the message with your school communities. It can be tailored to include information for your stakeholders.
Be sure to check out LACOE's Communications Toolkit for Reopening Schools. It offers a wealth of resources to help our education community rise to the COVID-19 challenge.
Please watch and share this brief (1 min.) message!
Welcome back to school LA County!
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) will provide updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Los Angeles County. Officials will speak to the revised Order, how it applies to your sector, the directives contained in sector-specific protocols that guide reopening and also talk about what the future holds for the county and its response to COVID-19.
The telebriefings scheduled for this week are the following:
Coronavirus Telebriefing for:

11:00 – 12:00pm

3:00 – 4:00pm

4:00pm – 12:00pm

3:00 – 4:00pm
Virtual Meetings and Webinars
Reminders for programs you may be aware of.
The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Businesses of any industry, size, or location compete for over $180 million available in tax credits by applying in one of the three application periods each year. Applicants will be analyzed based on twelve different factors of evaluation, including number of full-time jobs being created, amount of investment, and strategic importance to the state or region.

Application Period Timeline
For fiscal year 2019-2020, GO-Biz will accept applications for the California Competes Tax Credit during the following periods:
  • July 27, 2020 – August 17, 2020
  • January 4, 2021 – January 25, 2021
  • March 8, 2021 – March 29, 2021
Please refer to the Notice California Competes Tax Credit Fiscal Year 2020-21 for more information.

You may already be aware of this program from the LA Regional Covid-19 Recovery Fund that will open on Monday July 6th.
Just a little information to share:
There will be 6 rounds of being able to apply
July 6- 10
July 20-24
August 10-14
August 24-28
September 7-11
September 21-25
It is NOT based on a first come first served basis, you have the week to apply…they take all the applicants and decide who is qualified and based on several different factors notify if you will receive a grant.
If you didn’t make the first round you have to reapply for additional rounds each time.
August Chamber Events
Thursday August 27th
4:00pm to 5:00pm

End your work day by connecting with your fellow LA-area Businesses! Joint event with the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber - a fun joint event. Grab your favorite drink & join us Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5 pm. for a virtual networking happy hour. Conducted in a Speed Networking format, we look forward to connecting you with other LA-area professionals in this fun way while maintaining Social Distancing. See you there!
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