Today City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow outlined a plan to help local businesses deal with the economic challenges brought on by government regulations due to the coronavirus.
TR recently reported about Mayor Dailey calling for an emergency meeting of the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency to discuss how local government could help with the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus in Tallahassee.
Based on comments from other city and county staff, it appears behind the scene discussions took place last week related to relief for struggling business owners.
Matlow’s plan has three components.
First, Matlow proposed that the Blueprint IA approve $10 million to fund $25,000 interest-free loans for small businesses.
Second, he wants the “entire Office of Economic Vitality staff” to help local businesses navigate the process required to connect to State and Federal resources.
And finally, Matlow advocates freezing all other OEV spending for six months.
Matlow published his plan on his Tallahassee City Commission Twitter account as shown below.