Coastside Recovery Initiative
As COVID-19 cases surge around the country and here at home, and we anxiously await widespread availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, the City of Half Moon Bay is moving to the next step of social and economic recovery with the Coastside Recovery Initiative, in coordination with San Mateo County, the Coastside Chamber of Commerce, and other key partners. This initiative will be guided by a diverse, multi-sector Recovery Task Force and will result in a set of action-based recommendations that address both immediate recovery and what it will take to create a more equitable, vibrant, and resilient economy over the long-term.
Coastside Recovery Initiative – Apply Today to Serve on the Recovery Task Force!
Now that the Coastside Recovery Initiative has launched, we invite you to submit your application for the Recovery Task Force (RTF)! The RTF’s work will focus on economic recovery and development with an emphasis on the unique needs of the entire Coastside community.
We are seeking individuals who will dedicate themselves to being an integral part of this recovery process. Community involvement will be key to the success of this initiative and the RTF will play an important role in helping develop recommendations that will lead to a more equitable, vibrant, and resilient economy. One coastside, together. Applications are open to residents and business operators from Montara south to the Santa Cruz County line, and east to Skyline Boulevard. If you or someone you know are interested in applying, please fill out our application below. Questions about the application process can be directed to Karen Decker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Globally, the tourism and hospitality industry, restaurants, and small businesses have been hit particularly hard by this pandemic. These same sectors make up the majority of the local economy of the Coastside, and inclusion of these and other business sectors will be an important factor in managing task force representation for this project.
The pandemic has also exposed long-standing economic disparities so ensuring that recovery efforts are inclusive of disadvantaged communities and those most affected by COVID-19 in our community is an important guiding principle for this project. Another guiding principle is collaboration and that local governments, business, nonprofits, and the community at large all have a role to play in creating a Coastside economy that works for everyone.