This week on Tuesday evening, we witnessed another example of democracy in action. The Shasta County Board of Supervisors agreed to host their public meeting at a time when the public could participate – 6:00 p.m. – and participate they did. Dozens of local citizens used every second of their allotted three minutes for public comment to express their frustrations over forced closure of businesses, distance learning in schools, and wearing masks.
After more than four hours of comments, followed by updates from County health officials, it was our turn to advocate for the swift appropriation of $300,000 from the federal CARES Act to our business recovery grants program. Just before the clock struck midnight the supervisors gave their unanimous approval, solidifying that now any business with 5 or fewer employees anywhere in Shasta County, is eligible to apply for grant consideration. There are other guidelines and restrictions. For more information, please CLICK HERE.