San Francisco Area Economic Summary. Below is a link to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics for the San Francisco Bay Area. As you can see, Contra Costa County workers earn the lowest average weekly salary of $1499.00 or less. Especially distressing is “or less.” My belief is Oakley fits within this space. Contra Costa County’s unemployment rate is 7.9%, the highest in the Bay Area, and just below California’s unemployment rate of 8.8%. Oakley is slated to receive a little over eight million dollars disbursement from the American Relief Act. City Manager Bryan Montgomery wants to put all the money into the expansion of the Rec Center. My thoughts are the community residents are hurting, and we need to target citizens for support, especially regarding childcare, as we move from the pandemic. Your feedback and suggestions would be appreciated.

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