PITT MEADOWS, BC – Pitt Meadows Council has unanimously given direction to staff to establish an Economic Resiliency Task Force (ERTF) to assist local businesses by providing information about accessing senior government support, working together to find solutions on minimizing the impacts and facilitating economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These are unprecedented times for our community and we must take steps immediately to help businesses and the local economy, during and after the pandemic,” says Mayor Bill Dingwall. “Council appreciates the critical role that the business community plays in our community and our quality of life and the significant financial and emotional impacts this is causing.”
The focus of the task force will be to determine what current economic supports are available and what stimulus work needs to be completed. Working in collaboration with stakeholders, the City will work to identify avenues of support or identify other initiatives that will work towards achieving economic recovery for businesses, workers and residents.
“The task force will be comprised of Council representatives including Mayor Bill Dingwall, councillors Nicole MacDonald and Bob Meachen, along with Chief Administrative Officer Mark Roberts. There will also be key stakeholders such as the Chamber of Commerce and representatives from the agricultural sector, tourism and small businesses that will enable the community to better respond to the evolving challenges this pandemic poses and to work towards recovery when the situation stabilizes,” says Mayor Dingwall.
“A healthy community requires a healthy business community and we are committed to doing what we can to achieve this,” says Chief Administrative Officer Mark Roberts. “Over the coming weeks, a Terms of Reference will be drafted.”
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For more information please contact:
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows