Proclaim Coronavirus Emergency - YES

I voted in favor or issuing a Proclamation of Local Emergency with regard to the global COVID-19 pandemic that is currently upending our society and threatening economic catastrophe. In addition to the severe impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the everyday lives of our residents and on our local businesses, the pandemic is also having a severe impact on Town operations and revenues. Among Marin cities, Corte Madera is uniquely reliant on sales tax revenues, and with our major shopping centers closed during the outbreak, tax revenues have taken a severe hit. At the same time, in addition to continuing to provide essential services to our residents, we are also scrambling to help resid

Coronavirus Update

Yesterday morning, I participated in a White House briefing call with more than 5,000 other state, local, and tribal leaders regrading the COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic. The purpose of the call was ostensibly to provide these leaders with an update on the federal government’s response to the outbreak, and to alert them of available resources. White House officials began by stating that the call was off the record to the press, and asked any members of the press to disconnect—striking protocol for a briefing intended to provide critical information regarding an emergent public health crisis. Little new information was provided beyond that already made public in news reporting and on the

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