Council Tells Staff to Sharpen Pencils, Provide Business Assistance with COVID Relief Windfall


After discussing how to deploy over $4 million in federal relief funds associated with COVID (note: the actual impact to the town itself was approximately $400,000) and following pleas from residents, business owners and business groups, the Town Council sent staff back to the drawing board to include relief for Moraga’s beleaguered business community. The lack of business assistance was notable, particularly in light of virtually every neighboring jurisdiction providing either direct business relief or business consulting to their business communities (see our previous story here). The Moraga Chamber of Commerce presented a multi-faceted plan to help local businesses with COVID-related expenses and with business recovery as the crisis wanes.


Staff was tasked to work with the Chamber to craft some reasonable programs and budgets within the next few weeks.