May 2, 2020 — Over the past few weeks we have heard a lot of information from federal leaders, Governor Newsom, and our own Contra Costa County Health officer, who are all trying to determine what’s next in the fight against the coronavirus and for our economic recovery. While some communities may be attempting to open up as quickly as possible, we must all be cautious in the coming weeks and months so we don’t lose ground, and that means we must take a slower approach.
I want to thank everyone for continuing to do their part — the essential workers, those working or studying from home, and the volunteers in our community who are supporting our neighbors. To those individuals and families who are experiencing hardship, I want you to know that my team on the City Council and I, along with City staff and community partners are doing everything we can to help fill needs where they exist, and to give you the resources that are necessary to be resilient during this unprecedented time. We are all committed to making sure the information you need is available.
The City of Concord has established multiple initiatives that can all be found at www.CityofConcord.org and https://www.concordfirst.com/concord-forward/
ConcordCares Program: Senior Emergency Food and Senior Helping Hands Program: Visit https://concord.neighborexpress.org/
ConcordEats: Concord’s Take Out and Delivery list of open restaurants: https://www.visitconcordca.com/concord-restaurants-togo-and-delivery-options/
Unsheltered hotel and food program: If you are interested in making a donation to this program please visit www.Concordcf.org
Virtual Permit Center: https://permitpal.cityofconcord.org/
Concord Essential Business List: go here to view a list of all open essential Concord business establishments: https://www.concordfirst.com/concord-forward/essential-business-list/
Business License Relief Program: https://www.concordfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Business-License-Relief-Program-FAQs.pdf
Concord Residential and Commercial Eviction Moratorium: https://cityofconcord.org/DocumentCenter/View/4355/Moratorium-Flyer-Final-3-31-20
To help keep the community informed during the pandemic and our recovery, I’m hosting a weekly town hall meeting every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. You can join me through Zoom or simply watch on Facebook Live. You can get more information and watch past episodes through the links that are posted at www.cityofconcord.org/mayor.
The City has also started sending out a weekly e-newsletter that is focused on our response to the coronavirus. To see past issues and sign up to receive the newsletter, please visit: http://cityofconcord.org/498/News
May you and your family continue to stay safe and healthy.