I am also proud to announce I recently introduced a proclamation declaring October as Italian Heritage Month in Erie County. This is something very special to me, as my parents came to America from Sicily as immigrants to work, start a family and live the American dream.
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This is why my colleagues and I are proposing a Small Business Relief Program that would take $22 million in remaining CARES Act funds and divide it among businesses in need throughout Erie County. During these challenging times, it’s important we do our part to help struggling businesses, their owners, and employees.
I hope to have the support of my colleagues across the aisle, and would like to hold a public hearing on our proposed Business Closure Reporting Act in the near future to gather input from business owners and residents throughout the community.