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Economic Recovery Committee Meeting, July 10, 2020 - Shared screen with speaker view
Curtis Picard
Yes, Tae. Our subcommittee talked extensively about making sure we are not forgetting the arts, museums, festivals, concerts, etc as part of the tourism, hospitality and retail focus.
Matt Schlobohm
Just want to bump up one of the points made earlier that we should think about enforceable standards/benchmarks for these public investments to ensure we achieve equitable, shared prosperity. These could include job quality standards, diversity, equity inclusion standards, sustainability standards, community benefits standards, etc.
Curtis Picard
To Jean's point, I agree that the $300M is not sufficient. There are more than 11,000 establishments in tourism, hospitality and retail alone. This plan is for all businesses and will likely only end up impacting 4 to 5,000 businesses. Ultimately, someone will end up picking winners and losers. On a positive note, the plan gives small businesses a 10 day lead to apply for the grants.