Guerra Covid Q3

Residents trust local government more than state or national government. In a survey of 2,000 L.A. County residents conducted in late March and early April by Loyola Marymount University, overwhelming numbers support LA elected officials’ decision to implement stay at home order by 95%. Further, 59% thought local government response Read more…

Salas Covid Q1

Congress has passed three major relief packages to help us emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, and another half-trillion-dollar measure appears close to a vote. Meanwhile, immigrant workers, including the undocumented, show up every day for their shifts in ICUs, long-term care centers, grocery stores, office buildings and warehouses, battling COVID-19 Read more…

Ross Covid Q6

As President of California’s largest private health foundation, we are feverishly attempting to rally to the health and well-being needs of our state’s vulnerable populations and communities. Our grant resources in support of nonprofits and community organizations rallying to the COVID 19 fight pale in comparison to the enormous health Read more…

Devereaux Covid Q1

As a former local government administrator, I will leave the appropriateness of the federal policy response to others and comment instead about the state of emergency preparedness in the country. In instances of emergencies or disasters, be they naturally occurring, like a floods, fires or hurricanes, or man-made, like a Read more…

Jordan Covid Q3

The crisis assistance services in our local communities that most people go to for help, including domestic violence shelters, trauma recovery centers, reentry service providers and community-based non-profit and faith based services, were already overburdened before the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, many of them are facing complete breakdown without adequate capacity Read more…

Diep Covid Q2

California’s workers are facing difficult economic times. California should do the following to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on taxpayers and small businesses: (1) ensure that penalties and interest for late property tax payments are easily waived for those affected and (2) extend unemployment benefits to independent contractors and those Read more…

Hoss Covid Q6

COVID-19 has burdened our nonprofit sector and the vulnerable populations it serves in ways previously unimaginable. To respond, philanthropic organizations must act with strategy and urgency to support local nonprofit organizations and communities hit hardest. Last week, OCCF, St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund, Orange County Grantmakers and Charitable Ventures launched Read more…