A webinar hosted by the Local Solutions Support Center of the Local Solutions Support Center will focus on local government authority, and its limits, amidst the current public health crisis.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has quickly become a public health pandemic across the globe, and has put cities and states at the forefront of immediate responses needed to protect people. This has also brought many new types of legal issues, challenges, and questions for elected officials and advocates who are quickly scrambling to find ways they can best respond to the needs of their communities. Across the country, cities, towns, and counties are considering: eviction moratoriums; moratoriums on utility shutoffs; rent control; child care for workers and first responders unable to work from home; paid sick leave; and broadband access.
The LSSC has put in place a guide for local elected officials and advocates to help them determine whether their community has the authority it needs to adopt a particular policy. They hope it can support initial analysis, encourage creativity, and prompt more conversation about the need for strong local authority to address local needs.
On Tuesday, March 24th at 2pm ET, please join Laura Huizar, National Employment Law Project Senior Staff Attorney and LSSC Legal Director, LiJia Gong from Public Rights Project and a member of the Local Progress Team for a briefing on how local governments can identify policy opportunities, ways in which local and state governments are already responding to the public health crisis, and discussion of resources available to local advocates.
Advance registration is required. Please register online and you will receive information about how to log into the webinar.