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- This new APA California resource page outlines CARES Act guidance by category — and will be updated as new information is released.
- APA National has organized and released topic-based resources for planners to use during COVID-19, ranging from public participation to economic impacts. Most are open-access and can be viewed and shared here.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Coronavirus Information (updated daily)
- Change Lab List of Resources
- COVID-19 Prevention and Response for Homeless Providers: Daily Resource Digest
- Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) http://opr.ca.gov/covid-19/
- Harvard Business Review, Leading and Working Through a Pandemic (updated daily)
- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Public Health on Call: Evidence and Experts to Help You Understand Today’s COVID-19 News – and What It Means for Tomorrow (podcast) (updated daily)
- League of California Cities, Coronavirus Resources for Cities
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Ten Equity Implications of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak in the United States: The Imperative for Civil Rights Advocacy, Monitoring, and Enforcement (link) (not dated)
- National Association of City Transportation Officials COVID-19 Transportation Response Updates
- Parks and Recreation and COVID-19 https://www.nrpa.org/our-work/Three-Pillars/health-wellness/coronavirus-disease-2019/
- Public Policy Institute of California: https://www.ppic.org/topics/trending-covid-19/
- Transportation Response Center and COVID-19: https://nacto.org/program/covid19/
- Salt Lake City Engagement Team Best Practices During COVID-19
- State of California https://covid19.ca.gov
- Urban Institute Policies to Protect People and Communicites: https://www.urban.org/features/covid-19-policies-protect-people-and-communities#chapter-1
APA California and AEP have submitted a joint letter to urge the California Judicial Council to make modifications to the recently-adopted Emergency Rule No. 9. This emergency rule imposes an across-the-board extension of the statutes of limitations for all civil actions until 90 days after the Governor lifts the existing COVID-19 Emergency Order. APA California and AEP are joining the League of Cities, CSAC, RCRC, and the California Building Industry Association in support of amendments to provide standard statute of limitations periods for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) actions after the Emergency Order is lifted.
California’s battered self-employed workforce is being promised a new state one-stop website to make it easier to seek and receive unemployment benefits.
APA California is requesting Governor Newsom to take immediate action to pause their specific lists of statutory requirements, specifically those related to Review and Approval of Development Projects, Housing Elements, Housing and Community Development (HCD) Grant Programs, Public Records Act, and Solar Permits and Wireless Telecommunication Facilities.