SPUR's Recommendations for Immediate Ground Floor Business Recovery

Policy Letter June 12, 2020

SPUR released Keeping the Doors Open, a set of 10 recommendations for cities to implement as they try to assist ground floor businesses in reopening while shelter-in-place orders remain in place. SPUR recommended three principles to keep in mind: move quickly and remain flexible, focus on neighborhoods and center equity in the allocation of resources and staff time. 

On June 9, 2020, we wrote a letter to San Francisco's mayor, board of supervisors and Economic Recovery Task Force highlighting recommendations to streamline process and permitting for small businesses. 

On June 17, 2020, we wrote a letter to Oakland's mayor, city council and Economic Recovery Council highlighting our report's recommendations.

On June 17, 2020, we wrote a letter to San Jose's mayor and city council highlighting recommendations to streamline process and permitting for small businesses. 

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