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STAFF REPORT - CITY COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY/PUBLIC FINANCE AUTHORITY

Subject:Direct City Manager to Send a Letter from Mayor regarding Withholding of CARES Act Funding to Congress
Meeting Date:Thursday, October 1, 2020
From:Marissa Trejo, City Manager
Prepared by:Marissa Trejo, City Manager


I.    RECOMMENDATION:

There is no staff recommendation.  This item was requested as a Future Agenda Item by Councilman Adkisson.

II.    BACKGROUND:

 

On Tuesday, September 15th 2020, City of Atwater Mayor Paul Creighton sent the attached letter to members of congress in regards to Governor Newsom's withholding of CARES Act money from their City.

 

"The federal funds that have been held hostage by the Governor due to our Sanctuary City status is an illegal, punitive, and spectacularly hypocritical act of reprisal." - Mayor Paul Creighton

 

City Manager Trejo received a copy of the letter and forwarded it to the Coalinga City Council as Coalinga also had CARES Act funding withheld similar to the City of Atwater.

 

Councilman Adkisson requested a future agenda item directing the City Manager to send a similar letter to members of Congress from Coalinga's Mayor.



III.   DISCUSSION:



IV.   ALTERNATIVES:

Do not direct the City Manager to send the letter.


V.    FISCAL IMPACT:

None.
ATTACHMENTS:
File NameDescription
Atwater_Letter.pdfAtwater Letter