We should look at continuing many of the great programs that helped get us through the pandemic. Forgivable small business loans, rental assistance, and the Kids @ Home program all provided stability. It will take a while to heal as a community having come through this trauma.
Many of our city and front-line workers have gone above and beyond to keep us all safe. We need to make sure they are supported. While gratitude and respect are important, wellness initiatives and a quality benefit and salary package are also a pragmatic way to support our workers. We need to prioritize what we ask them to do so that workloads are manageable as we continue recovering from the pandemic.
Making our organizational structure strong and resilient through risk management is also part of pandemic recovery. Flexibility like being able to work remotely and moving to virtual programming and meetings were vital to continuing our services. We need to plan for future challenges now!