Dear friends & neighbors:
As I take the Mayor’s seat once again, I am proud to represent such a fine city alongside my fellow Council Members, who truly care as much about this City as I do.
First off, I would like to convey my sincere appreciation to Iris Smotrich for a job well done during the past year as Mayor. When Covid-19 hit our community and changed life as we all know it, the last few months of her term were extremely challenging to say the least.
We are all travelling a road never before taken by local government. Our staff must not only keep the wheels of government running, they must also solve problems to which lessons from the past provide no guidance. Nonetheless, I sincerely believe we have a determined staff fully capable of meeting the known and unknown challenges which lie before us.
Simultaneously, City staff and all of our residents must protect ourselves from the new health risks and challenges encompassed in the frightening word Covid-19. The issues confronting our beloved city, in this 2020 version of city government, are far beyond anything we could have ever anticipated.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City initiated a COVID-19 hotline (877) 652-4844) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org
) for resident questions and concerns. We have created a COVID-19 Information Hub website (covid19.ranchomirageca.gov
) to keep residents informed on up-to-date City, County, and State COVID-19 orders, provide resources, and relief efforts.