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File #: 20-6413   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: City Council B Session
On agenda: 11/4/2020
Posting Language: Briefing on the COVID-19 Response and Recovery and Resiliency Plan. [Maria Villagómez, Deputy City Manager; Ana Bradshaw COVID-19 Financial and Performance Liaison]
Attachments: 1. Staff Presentation
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DEPARTMENT: City Manager's Office


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Ana Bradshaw, COVID-19 Financial and Performance Liaison


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Briefing on the status of the COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Plan and the City's Emergency Response

SUMMARY:

Briefing on the status of the COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Plan and the City's Emergency Response:

A) Briefing on the September Financial Report of the COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Plan, City's Emergency Response, and Health Implementation Plan
B) Update on the City's Health Implementation Plan


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The City of San Antonio began responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic in early February when several Americans evacuated from Wuhan City, China arrived at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Since the City and the State have issued several emergency orders aimed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Since March 2020, COVID-19 has caused unprecedented economic disruption with the national unemployment rate rising to levels not seen since the Great Depression. Many parts of the San Antonio Economy have been impacted including the City's Budget.

In April, the City Council approved an Emergency Housing Assistance program to assist San Antonio residents negatively impacted by COVID-19 with rental and mortgage assistance in the amount of $25.5 million.

On June 4, the City Council approved a $190.9 million Recovery and Resiliency Plan to aimed help San Antonio, workers, and businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan was developed around the five Guiding Principles of: 1) Public Health and Safety; 2) Equity; 3) Braided Funding; 4) Community Resiliency; and 5) Well-being.

The work was comprised of four pillars: Workforce Development, Housing Security, Small Business Support, and Digital Inclusion. Each pillar was comprised of multiple initiatives with identified budgets for each initiative.

In addition, City Council approved the plan to fund the City's ongoing ...

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