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May 2021

Valley Link Board Approves EIR

(May 12, 2021) The Tri-Valley – San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority Board of Directors today unanimously approved the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Valley Link rail project. This vote, along with other associated board actions, will allow the rail authority to proceed with continued design work while seeking funding for the construction and implementation of the project. For more information please see the press release here.

March 2021

Shop Local Campaign

(March 19, 2021) The City of Tracy, in collaboration with the Tracy Chamber of Commerce, Tracy City Center Association and several local small businesses have partnered to launch a new Shop Local marketing campaign designed to support local businesses. The campaign aims to capture local spending in Tracy by creating a user-friendly digital business directory, and promoting Shop Local messaging through window decals, social media, newsletters, radio, and video advertisements. For more information please see the full press release here.  

December 2020

Notice of Funding Availability – City of Tracy Small Business Relief Grant Program

(December 18, 2020) The City of Tracy Economic Development Team is pleased to announce the release of $500,000 to provide immediate, flexible financial relief to Tracy small businesses in the form of one-time grants in the amount of $5,000 per eligible business.  The goal of this program is to preserve local jobs and provide flexible assistance to vulnerable businesses that are experiencing significant challenges due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. “We want our small business owners to know that we hear them [...]

November 2020

Escalating COVID-19 Cases Prompt State “Emergency Brake”

(November 16, 2020) New guidance from the State and CDPH (California Department of Public Health) is now available. San Joaquin County has been officially moved back to the Purple (Widespread) Tier, with some adjustments to timing and protocol. Please see attachments and links for further guidance regarding Purple Tier and Dimmer Framework: Purple Tier Updates (11/16/2020) Dimmer Framework Updates (11/16/2020)

September 2020

Ballot Measure Y – Transit Oriented Development

(September 7, 2020) The importance of ballot measure Measure Y, as it relates to Transit Oriented Development, was summarized in three recent Tracy Press articles: "Voters to have a say in future shape of Downtown Tracy" (July 24, 2020) "Council affirms ballot language for downtown development measure" (July 31, 2020) "Measure Y supporters say Valley Link stop hinges on November vote" (September 4, 2020) More information regarding the Downtown Tracy Transit Oriented Development Plan and Measure Y can be found at the [...]

July 2020

Downtown Tracy Outdoor Dining Program

(July 14, 2020) Please see linked City of Tracy media release regarding the Downtown Tracy Outdoor Dining Program set to launch Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Print/Download: Downtown Tracy Outdoor Dining Media Release

April 2020

Small Business Financial Assistance Programs – Webinar

(April 21, 2020) The Tracy Chamber, City of Tracy, and Tracy City Center Association (Downtown Tracy), will be co-hosting a series of interactive webinars starting Wednesday, April 22, 2020 @ 2:00pm. Information to register and attend is linked below. The first webinar topic will cover small business financial assistance programs. This week's guest presenter: Nate McBride Director San Joaquin Delta College Small Business Development Center Please take the time to join us! To participate - log in credentials are: https://cityoftracyevents.webex.com/cityoftracyevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb9a2254c4f96db6da331aec5a0557dc5 Or https://cityoftracyevents.webex.com [...]

City Manager’s Update Letter to Businesses & Employees

(April 20, 2020) Please see linked letter below with a COVID-19 update from City Manager Jenny Haruyama, along with resources for business owners and employees. Print/Download: Update letter from Tracy City Manager to Business Owners & Employees

Small Business Survey/Webinar

(April 10, 2020) In continued efforts to be a valuable resource to the small business community, the Tracy Chamber will be co-hosting a webinar with the City of Tracy and the Small Business Development Center on April 14th. To ensure the content provides the most value to participants, we are asking all of the small businesses in the Tracy community to answer the following question: What is currently your biggest challenge in providing / maintaining business operations during the COVID-19 crisis? To [...]

TCCA Valley Link Support Letter to SJCOG

(April 9, 2020) The Tracy City Center Association (Downtown Tracy) is pleased to provide a letter of strong support for the Regional Transportation Plan amendment being considered by the Board of Directors at the San Joaquin Council of Governments meeting on April 16, 2020. To achieve our region’s goals for the economy, the environment, housing, and transportation - we need a robust and sustainable passenger rail system that will equitably serve our residents and work force with a better quality of life [...]

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