We want to keep you updated with information that will help you and your business and hope you find these links useful.
Los Angeles City Small Business Emergency Microloan Program

In light of the sweeping impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our small business community, the City of Los Angeles has responded swiftly and decisively to support our local, community businesses. The newly established Small Business Emergency Microloan Program now provides financing needed to strengthen small business enterprises in this time of acute need that have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Businesses that meet the criteria below may apply online for a

To apply, register through our secure log-in system. Please read through the information below prior to submitting an application. Contact information is available at the bottom of this page if you need further assistance.

L.A. County officials deliver COVID-19 updates

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Kathryn Barger welcomes the L.A. County Department of Public Health to provide updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) response. Officials stress to the public to continue the practice of physical distancing. 
Friday, May 22
1:00 p.m.
  • Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair, Fifth District
  • Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director, Public Health
  • Jacqueline Valenzuela, Chief Advisor to the Health Officer, Public Health (Spanish)
  • Nona Oganisyan, Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Public Health (Armenian)
  • Sora B. Yun, BSN, Public Health Nurse, Public Health (Korean)
  • Yuanzhi (Allen) Cheng, REHS, PhD, Public Health (Mandarin)

*Spanish remarks and questions will follow English Q&A.
**Armenian remarks to follow Spanish Q&A.
Questions about COVID-19:
  • Visit the Los Angeles County website:
  • Call 2-1-1 L.A. County at any time for emergency preparedness information and other referral services. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 
  • Department of Public Health:

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Calling All Retailers!

LA County wants to guide you and your businesses as you embark on the Road to Recovery. In order to boost the local economy, and maintain the public's safety during the COVID-19 health crisis, LA County's Health Inspectors are making their rounds to ensure businesses (like yours) are in compliance with our Health Officer Order.
If you're a retail business owner, these are the 5 areas our Inspectors will cover: 


LA County Provides Information on Services to the Immigrant Community

With a population of more than 10 million residents, Los Angeles County is home to the largest population of any county in the nation. Sadly, we are also home to an estimated 2 million people who live with food insecurity, which means that one in five people who live here may not know where their next meal is coming from.

Hunger affects old, young, and entire families alike. While fixed-income seniors, people with disabilities and low-income families are the most visible examples of people who struggle, hunger affects all groups of people regardless of education level, employment status or ethnicity. Worse yet, the coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately impacted lower-income communities, including immigrants and their families who are often reluctant to receive public assistance due to fear that doing so will affect their immigration status. But no one should go to bed hungry, regardless of immigration status.

Representatives of the media and community organizations that serve immigrants and their families should join this press conference to learn and ask questions about food resources and wraparound services available to seniors, children and families, irrespective of their immigration stat
**Wednesday, May 27**
2:30 p.m.
  • Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, Chair Pro Tem, First District, County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors
  • Antonia Jiménez, Director, Department of Public Social Services
  • Otto Solorzano, Acting Director, Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services
  • Rigo Reyes, Executive Director, Office of Immigrant Affairs, Department of Consumer and Business Affairs
  • Michael Flood, President and CEO, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank



LA County's Economic Resiliency Task Force - created last month to help the County improve the economy, create jobs and return to full employment - has announced its plan to reopen LA County by July 4.

Joint Information System Report
May 15, 2020
City of LA Departmental Public Information Developments

  • Helping Californians Find Food
  • Special Senior Shopping Hours
  • Face Coverings - do's and don'ts
  • Survey: How Does the City Communicate With You?
Helping small businesses get through the COVID-19 crisis.
The Jewish Free Loan Association of Los Angeles offers interest-free small business loans up to $18,000 for eligible business owners in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.  Read more.

Restaurant Beverage Program Update: May 6th Webinar Materials & Supplemental Fact Sheet Now Available |

Dear interested parties,
City Planning has produced additional materials on the proposed Restaurant Beverage Program (RBP), a program that would create an administrative review process for qualifying sit-down restaurants to serve alcohol, subject to a set of standards.
Information from City Planning's May 6, 2020 update/information webinar on the RBP is now available on our website, including video of the webinar, and the presentation slides used in the webinar.

United Way is providing $10,000 grants to nonprofits. The deadline is June 5.
The United Chambers of Commerce Government Affairs Committee took the following positions(s) on May 18, 2020
OPPOSED : Prop 13 Split Roll
Modifying provisions of the 1978 Prop 13 by reassessing commercial property and eliminating the maximum yearly increase to be on the November ballot.
SUPPORT: SB 1431 :
Would clear the way for landlords to request property tax reassessments based on financial losses attributable to the virus. Specifically these damages would need to come from rent freezes, eviction moratoria and other tenant protections imposed by governments in response to the virus.
SUPPORT: SB 1410 :
State of California to provide an Emergency Rental Assistance Program having rental payments made directly to housing provider to cover at least 80% of unpaid rents because of COVID-19. Landlords who volunteer to participate in the program would need to accept certain conditions, such as not raising rent for a specified period.
The United Chambers of Commerce Government Affairs Committee now meets virtually on the third Monday of each month and is focused on bringing forth and taking positions on issues that can affect our San Fernando Valley businesses.
The United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley and Region is a coalition of 19 Member Chambers.who deals with valley - wide, county - wide and regional issues and promotes the San Fernando Valley's overall welfare, progress and economic prosperity.
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