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COVID-19 Disaster Relief Program in the Works for Dripping Springs Businesses

DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – Businesses across the country, including many local businesses in Dripping Springs, are facing tough times because of COVID-19. Many have had to close their doors for weeks, and while they are beginning to reopen in phases, they are still facing an uphill financial road ahead. To that end, the Mayor and the City Council announced last night the formation of a committee to help create the City’s COVID-19 Disaster Relief Program for Businesses, a program designed to help local businesses affected by the coronavirus.


The COVID-19 Disaster Relief Program for Businesses committee includes key members of the City staff along with Susan Kimball, President of the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce. The committee will look at various ways the City can help local businesses such as waiving various permit application fees, wastewater service fees, and other measures the City can take to provide relief.


This relief program is for commercial businesses only, not for residents. However, the City Council believes the adoption of the COVID-19 Disaster Relief Program for Businesses will assist and stimulate the economic development of the city, helping both residents and businesses.


Dripping Springs Mayor Bill Foulds says, “Our priority is the health and safety of Dripping Springs residents and our community. Along with that, a healthy business environment is crucial to the continued growth of our City. The Council and City Leaders have been closely monitoring the situation and want to do everything we can to support and provide relief for our local businesses that have been financially affected during this pandemic. We hope that this disaster relief program will help us do that.”


Both business owners and residents are welcome to provide input and suggestions for the committee. Ideas and input can be sent to Executive Assistant Kevin Campbell at


The committee will be looking at all suggestions and ideas over the next few weeks and will present their proposed COVID-19 Disaster Relief Program for Businesses to the City Council at their next meeting on Tuesday, June 9.

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