Asks the Governor to Safely Reopen Riverside County

September 17, 2020

Ask the Governor to Safely Reopen Riverside County
Eighteen local Chambers of Commerce in Riverside County, including Rancho Mirage Chamber, have signed onto a letter delivered to Governor Gavin Newsom today supporting Riverside County’s effort to reopen the economy safely. Letter to Newsom
You can also send your own electronic letter to the Governor today by clicking here.
The letter supports a County plan submitted to the State on August 12th. Riverside County Supervisors sent a letter via County Executive Officer George Johnson that proposed a three-phase plan that built on steps the County had taken to fight the spread of COVID-19.
The letter also spelled out the strain the virus and the economic shutdown has put on County residents and public services – addressing mental health, substance abuse, suicide, permanent job losses and so much more regarding the overall health of the community.
One of the biggest concerns is the local tourism, which accounts for a large portion of regional jobs. A recent Visit California’s economic impact report showed visitor spending reached over $7.86 billion and supported 82,460 jobs in Riverside County.
The letter asks Governor Newsom to return more control of County reopening decisions to the elected Board of Supervisors and the local County Health Department.
Media Contact: Katie Stice, President/CEO
Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce