Aliso Viejo has joined other cities in Orange County, and throughout the state, to advocate for direct and flexible local funding related to COVID-19. Mayor Munzing, on behalf of the City Council, is advocating for cities to receive direct funding from the Federal government through the next CARES Act economic stimulus package. Aliso Viejo is also advocating for the State to allocate a portion of its $8.4B in CARES Act funding to cities and to create a revenue stabilization fund to address anticipated revenue shortfalls.
Additionally, City staff is working to receive direct reimbursement from the County's CARES Act funding for COVID-19 related expenses.
If approved, the various funding sources would be used for the City’s direct costs in response to COVID-19, to provide COVID-19 related resources to support the community, and to maintain core City services including law enforcement and emergency management.