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.
As I have said before, it is incredible to see so many passionate business owners choose Lancaster as their home. From retail to coffee shops and restaurants, there are a number of great establishments for our residents or visitors to enjoy. This village center has a lot of great potential and it’s important to continue investing in projects that will help our community thrive.