Helping Small Businesses Recover
I understands what small business owners need because I am one myself.
COVID-19 has been a constant, unrelenting threat to local entrepreneurs. And while the city has provided some financial relief, it is not enough to stabilize the situation. The city needs to allocate comprehensive support to help local businesses stay open. I will advocate for policies that will uplift the small business community, like commercial rent control and COVID-19 financial support, to assist the vibrant local entrepreneurs as they recover from COVID-19’s economic toll.
As local stores begin to reopen to larger capacity, we will have to work together to get people back shopping at them. By working with local BIDs and chambers of commerce, we can ensure a successful future for existing small businesses and for new entrepreneurs who hope to start their own.