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Reopening and Recovery: Corona Residents Share Their Feedback

Post Date:06/17/2020 9:30 AM

The continuing COVID-19 pandemic and economic uncertainty make the feedback we receive from you–our community–more important than ever.  

We are grateful that so many residents have provided input on their priorities as we evaluate our next steps. Over 1,400 residents have provided their feedback to date—if you were someone who responded, thank you! Public health and safety, addressing homelessness, and local finances are top-of-mind for your neighbors.

Top priorities identified by your neighbors so far include:      

✔ Keeping our taxpayer dollars local to serve our needs      
✔ Maintaining 911 emergency response, police/fire protection and paramedic services for First Responders
✔ Keeping public areas healthy, safe and clean
✔ Addressing homelessness

If you haven’t already provided feedback and wish to do so, please visit www.CoronaCA.gov/JoinTheConversation. Thank you for your commitment to our local health, safety, and recovery.


Reopening and Recovery: Corona Residents Share Their Feedback

 


 

   

Are we prepared for what’s ahead?

We are working with Riverside County and the State of California on the next steps in our recovery, as businesses re-open, and we assess our City’s health and recovery needs. For updates and information, please visit www.CoronaCA.gov/COVID-19.

What unique challenges does Corona face as we recover? 

Before the pandemic hit, the State had shifted responsibility for many programs to cities like ours without the necessary funding to provide the services our local residents need. In the last five years alone, the State has taken millions from the City, resulting in significant cuts to basic services.

   

   

Is our safety impacted?

The Corona Fire Department received over 9,000 calls for emergency medical and rescue services in the past year alone. Due to past budget cuts, while our local firefighters are working around the clock to keep our community healthy and safe, our medical response times are longer than the national standards.

Why are our 911 response times longer than the national average? 

Due to past budget cuts, the City does not currently have the funds to adequately staff our local emergency communications center and public safety dispatch, put firefighters and paramedics back into our community, or upgrade the life-saving equipment and tools firefighters and paramedics use daily for fast, effective, and safe response to 911 emergencies, house fires, and wildfires.

   

   

How can the City help homeless residents in this challenging time? 

The City is working with regional partners to address the support needs of all families and residents who need help, including those who are homeless. In the long-term, the City must do more to reduce homelessness by connecting residents who need help with nonprofit and regional services–including emergency shelter.


How will my feedback be used?

The City of Corona is reviewing the feedback we have received to date as we plan for the future. If you haven’t already provided input and want to do so, visit www.CoronaCA.gov/JoinTheConversation to ensure your perspective is heard. 

   

 

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