The Economic Stabilization Task Force has been developing options for the Assembly to help the local economy recover from the harm caused by COVID-19. This ordinance would create an employment training program for people furloughed, unemployed, or underemployed due to COVID-19. This ordinance would provide a grant to Trail Mix, Inc., and supplemental FY21 appropriations to Eaglecrest and the Parks and Recreation Department for COVID-19 Conservation Corps programs. As of late May, Trail Mix had nearly 150 people interested in such a program.
The Assembly Finance Committee briefly discussed this topic during the budget process. The Economic Stabilization Task Force recommended the Assembly consider this program at its meeting on June 4, 2020.