399184_10201259213455200_371808674_n.jpgDistrict 9 Councilwoman Paula Blackmon will co-chair a City of Dallas committee to mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus and help the city recover.

Mayor Eric Johnson announced the creation of two committees Wednesday. One will focus on economic recovery. The other will focus on human and social recovery and assistance.

Blackmon and District 3 Councilman Casey Thomas will co-chair the Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19 Economic Recovery and Assistance. The committee’s members are Tennell Atkins, Adam Bazaldua, Lee Kleinman, Chad West and Mayor Pro Tem Adam Medrano.

Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Adam McGough and District 12 Councilwoman Cara Mendelsohn will co-chair the Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19 Human and Social Recovery and Assistance.

“As policymakers, we must rise to meet the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19’s spread,” Johnson said in a statement. “These committees will enable the Dallas City Council to consider concrete steps that will help mitigate any negative effects of our painful, but necessary, emergency measures on our economy and our society. Additionally, our City Council members will work through these committees to start preparing now for Dallas’ recovery.”

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