Aaron Adams, a CCMF Board Member and the City Manager of Temecula, recently shared a first-person account of what it is like to run a city during a pandemic. You can read “From the Front Line: Running A City During the COVID-19 Pandemic” on the League of California Cities website.
“City Managers know your most valuable resources are your human resources. These times require a great deal of sensitivity, equity, and balance with employees. We created several guidelines and temporary policies to give clarity to the organization, including essential vs. non-work employees, telecommuting, expanding no-interest loan programs for computer procurement to assist telecommuters, compensation clarity related to leave time and expiration of such dates, and opportunities for employees approaching ceilings on leave time to cash out or donate to an established bank for other employees in need.”