Today, Michelle Steel, Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, was given notice by Rob Johnson, the Mayor of Cypress, that the city had allocated a total of $1.1 million (or 97%) of its CARES Act funding to 152 of its small businesses, with every qualified business that applied receiving support.
“I am so delighted to hear that the CARES Act Funding that I granted to the City of Cypress has been allocated to its small business community in such a timely and efficient manner. I am proud of my partners in the City of Cypress, especially Mayor Rob Johnson, who have prioritized assisting the small businesses of their city,” said Chairwoman Steel. “Small businesses are the lifeblood of Orange County and I cannot express how happy I am to hear that so many of these business owners will be able to keep their doors open because of this financial assistance was distributed so quickly and efficiently.”
Mayor Johnson further informed Chairwoman Steel that the remaining $36,000 would be distributed to more small businesses shortly.
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First elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors in 2014, Michelle Steel represents the residents of the Second District, which includes, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, the unincorporated area of Rossmoor, and portions of Buena Park and Fountain Valley. Steel, a successful businesswoman and renowned taxpayer advocate, previously served as Vice Chair of the State Board of Equalization where she represented more than eight million people in Southern California, including all of Orange County, as one of the state’s 12 constitutional officers.