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File #: 200189   
Type: Unfinished Business Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 3/27/2020
Title: #TogetherMV - Update and Recommendations on Rent Relief Program, Small Business Assistance Program, Safe Parking, Utility Bill Assistance, and Other Community Support Efforts to Address the COVID-19 Emergency
Attachments: 1. Council Report, 2. ATT 1 - Summary of County Continuum of Care Efforts, 3. ATT 2 - Summary of Resources - Homeless and Unstably Housed, 4. ATT 3 - Summary of California Jurisdictions’ Actions, 5. ATT 4 - Summary of Federal and State Legislative Initiatives

Title

#TogetherMV - Update and Recommendations on Rent Relief Program, Small Business Assistance Program, Safe Parking, Utility Bill Assistance, and Other Community Support Efforts to Address the COVID-19 Emergency

Recommended Action

Staff recommends the following actions to provide community support to address the impacts of the COVID-19 emergency:

 

1.                     Appropriate up to $400,000 from the General Non-Operating Fund to the City Manager’s Office to provide assistance to Mountain View small businesses to be dispersed through the Los Altos Community Foundation.

 

2.                     Authorize the City Manager or designee to execute an agreement with the County of Santa Clara to operate 24/7 safe parking programs at the Evelyn and Terra Bella lots and an agreement with VTA at the Evelyn lot, and appropriate $100,000 from the General Non-Operating Fund to the City Manager’s Office as a City match for County funds to support these extended services through the end of Fiscal Year 2019-20.

 

3.                     Appropriate up to $100,000 from the General Non-Operating Fund to the City Manager’s Office to support a utility bill relief program

 

4.                     Appropriate $50,000 for mobile sanitation and hygiene services from the General Non-Operating Fund through the end of Fiscal Year 2019-20.

 

5.                     Appropriate $50,000 for food vouchers from the General Non-Operating Fund to the City Manager’s Office through the end of Fiscal Year 2019-20.

 

6.                     Authorize the City Manager or designee to execute an agreement with the County Public Heath - Valley Homeless Healthcare Program regarding placement of a mobile medical unit on City Downtown Parking Lot 7 adjacent to Hopes Corner.