Some of the webinar topics include how to conduct meetings while physical distancing, parking requirements, emergency orders and declarations, park closures, issues for employers, and financial support.
COVID-19 Webinar Series: City Parking Requirements
The first in the series of webinars was held March 30, where cities heard about city parking requirements and how to best adapt operations in response to #COVID19
. In an effort to mitigate parking impacts to residents caused by COVID-19, cities are providing free alternative off-street parking options and increasing on-street parking meter courtesy times.
During this webinar, participants heard from presenter and City of Sacramento Parking Services Manager Matt Eierman about how cities can suspend parking requirements, how to keep streets safe, and other tips to help alleviate city parking stresses.
Eierman described the tactics that a city with an estimated population of 501,334 has implemented as a result of COVID-19, including some of the measures the city has taken to maintain parking operations while at the same time ease the burden on residents as stay at home orders are in place.
COVID-19 Webinar Series: CARES Act Briefing with the National League of Cities
The second COVID-19 response series, was a joint webinar with the National League of Cities (NLC) on March 31, where cities received a briefing on the new CARES Act. The CARES Act (H.R. 748
) is a $2 trillion Federal relief package intended to provide emergency relief to families, businesses, states, and local governments in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
NLC Senior Executive and Director of Federal Advocacy Irma Esparza Diggs provided webinar participants information on how the CARES Act will fulfill some of the immediate needs of municipal governments to address COVID-19, how governors can use the Coronavirus Relief Fund to allocate resources to local governments, and how cities can access federal funding directly for local budget relief.
Next week, the League will host two webinars, including loitering prevention in city parks and issuing emergency declarations. Future webinars will be posted on the League’s website at www.cacities.org/events
and posted on the League’s Facebook and twitter pages. Registration for these webinars is free for League members and $100 for non-member cities and all others. Visit www.cacities.org/events