5 Steps On An Economic Path Forward
Senator Borgeas’ Guest Commentary: Reopening California’s economy needs a path forward; here are 5 precise steps how
The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been devastating, and California must continue to act decisively to help mitigate the damage…. I have learned heartbreaking stories from employees and business owners who are seeing their dreams and investments dismantled. If lucky enough to have employment, many working parents are forced to juggle work with the new demands of homeschooling, often while vulnerable elderly fend for themselves in solitude. As a father of two school-aged children with elderly parents this hits close to home.
There can be no doubt the coronavirus pandemic has thrust us into economic and social uncertainty, but as Californians, as Americans, we can and will get through these hardships. But we must find ways to responsibly restart our economy.
Gov. Gavin Newsom and his economic recovery team must devise a clear structure for local authorities to reopen businesses in measured phases.
Recently, I was appointed to the Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response, a bipartisan committee tasked with reviewing the successes and failures of California’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. We will make determinations and recommendations for future preparedness efforts in the likely event a coronavirus outbreak resurfaces or if the state faces a subsequent pandemic event.
These measured steps will help California forge a path forward in addressing our economic challenges during this unprecedented pandemic. California will emerge stronger in the face of this adversity.
Senator Borgeas represents the 8th Senate District, which encompasses all or portions of Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Sacramento, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne Counties. For additional information about Senator Borgeas, please visit his website at www.senate.ca.gov/borgeas or sign up for his monthly newsletter here.