Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) submitted a formal comment letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) opposing the proposed removal of Scott Dam at Lake Pillsbury. This proposal has been issued over the objections of Lake County residents as part of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) divestment of the Potter Valley Hydropower Project.
The state of California has issues surgical masks and hand sanitizers to the state's small businesses at no cost. Here are the details via a press release from Community Development Services.
The State of California issued a "playbook" for safe reopening of businesses. This is their guidelines for bringing workers back and such and was shared with us by our county health officer, Dr. Gary Pace.
The California Grants Portal is your one destination to find all grants and loans offered on a competitive or first-come basis by California state agencies.
Governor Newsom Adds Statewide Restrictions in Response to Rising COVID-19 Activity
Lake County, CA (July 13, 2020) – COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in our region and throughout California.
During his noon Press Conference today, Governor Newsom announced statewide re-closure, effective immediately, of indoor operations in the following business sectors:
On May 5, 2020, the Lake County Board of Supervisors adopted Urgency Ordinance No. 3091, requiring the use of face coverings by all persons in county facilities, when six-foot social distancing and/or use of protective shielding was not possible.
At the time, there was no general requirement of face coverings in Lake County businesses, so this was an additional protective measure put in place for County-owned facilities, particularly in light of the fact the County Courthouse building in Lakeport is prone to a high volume of foot traffic (typically 350-400 unique visitors per week).
Lake County Economic Development Corporation emailed last week about the local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Small Business Administration (SBA) programs and Federal funding available to Lake County businesses. This week we would like to follow up with some local resources. The following are programs and loans currently available to help small business.
Please note, details and funds availability change, so please contact the program operator for specific information about how the program may help in your specific situation.
Workforce Alliance of the North Bay is offering Rapid Response – Layoff Assistance services during this challenging time, to both businesses and impacted workers. What are Rapid Response services? Our Rapid Response teams work with the businesses to connect the impacted workers to services available through the CareerPoint North Bay AJCC partnerships.
Valuable services available at no cost:
Please visit our website for up-to-date information and resources:https://www.workforcealliancenorthbay.org/home/covid-19/. On the page with Resources for Businesses https://www.workforcealliancenorthbay.org/covid-19-business-resources/ you will find a video explaining the Rapid Response services available through our CareerPoint North Bay centers. Please view the video and then contact our Rapid Response team at:firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your businesses needs and the next steps of this process.
Please share with impacted workers, that now we also offer weekly webinars with presentations from representatives of; EDD, CareerPoint North Bay, Dept. of Labor and other partners to help impacted workers through this pandemic. It is a great opportunity to ask questions and receive information about available resources. Please, register for the webinar here.
The Northern California Small Business Development Finance Center (Norcal SBDC) is offering free COVID-19 Updates with Live Q&A every Mon/Wed/Fri at 10:30am. These updates cover the most recent developments of the Small Business Administration’s EIDL and PPP programs, among other topics.
Lake Area Planning Council (APC) is looking at expanding bicycle, pedestrian and transit use and improving safety and access for all road users along Highway 20.
They have a mapping system asking for your input on plans for what is deemed "traffic calming." You can click the button below to weigh in on your ideas.
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