MAYOR DEMINGS' DIGEST
In my recent
2020 State of the County address
, I discussed how we rocketed into 2020 with an unprecedented economy. But in the immortal words spoken during the Apollo 13 mission to the moon: “Houston, we have a problem.” The
reared its ugly head, slowed our momentum and fueled uncertainty across the region, as well as the globe.
Our mission as a County has been to mitigate this temporary disruption by keeping residents safe and local businesses viable until they are back to 100 percent operating capacity. In order to do this, we needed to focus our full attention on slowing the pandemic. As a result, some of our initiatives – including those dealing with transportation and housing – had to be suspended. We will embrace these initiatives with renewed vigor once this pandemic is behind us.
I’m incredibly grateful to our community partners, businesses and residents, who came together to support each other and handle this crisis in a professional and positive manner.
As we continue to meet this pandemic challenge head on, we look to the future with optimism. We know that both sales tax and tourist development revenues will rebound as businesses reopen and the economy will recover in the near future.
Teamwork and partnerships represent our region’s strengths, and our response to COVID-19 is an inspiring reminder of that. As I said in my State of the County address, we are a community that stands up to a challenge and comes back
safer … stronger … together