County’s COVID-19 relief funds get a boost
Excerpt from East County Californian
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District 2 Supervisor Joel Anderson, who had previously pushed for more dollars dedicated to small businesses, said his number one priority is to create jobs and economic prosperity in East County.
The budget, Anderson said, is “a huge win for the hundreds of San Diego County businesses that faced, and continue to experience, hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic,” especially mom-and-pop business owners and landlords alike.
“The hospitality and restaurant sector has been devastated,” Anderson said, with many businesses unable to pay their rent or cover expenses.
Anderson said, as well as increased funding for the Sheriff and District Attorney to combat illegal pot shops.
“Most importantly, we are focusing resources to ensure that East County citizens, especially those in rural areas, are able to participate and express their ideas and concerns on local issues,” Anderson said.