Council Connection December 1, 2020
City Council discussed the rising cases of COVID-19 and the fact that intensive care beds at Mercy Regional Medical Center are at capacity right now. They also received a presentation on the 2021 Proposed City Budget.
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Colorado lawmakers approve COVID-19 aid, say more is needed
Legislation helps restaurants, food pantries, students, child care providers
By Patty Nieberg Associated Press, courtesy of Durango Herald 12/2/2020
Members of the Colorado House of Representatives toil as lawmakers try to wrap up the 2020 session in June in the state Capitol in Denver. Ending a special session Wednesday, the Legislature passed bills offering assistance to restaurants and food pantries struggling to keep their doors open during the coronavirus pandemic. This week’s session, called by Gov. Jared Polis, also passed bills creating and expanding several grant programs to improve internet access for students, assist child care providers and aid individuals struggling to pay their utility and housing bills…“This is not the end of the conversation. There’s more that the federal government needs to do. And yes, there’s more that the Legislature will be able to talk about when they convene,” Polis said after the special session.