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Federal Government Employees Residing in Lake Elsinore Impacted by Shutdown Eligible for Financial Assistance

Post Date:01/25/2019 1:30 PM

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THE CITY OF LAKE ELSINORE ANNOUNCES PROGRAM TO ASSIST FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE RESIDENTS WHO ARE AFFECTED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN 

 LAKE ELSINORE - (January 23, 2019) – The City of Lake Elsinore is prepared to help federal government employees who reside in Lake Elsinore and who are experiencing financial hardships as a result of the partial federal government shutdown.

“The longest government shutdown in the history of our country has hit federal employees hard,” said Council member Timothy J. Sheridan.  “Offering some temporary relief to these hard-working public servants who live in our city is the right thing to do and the right action to take.”  Sheridan raised the issue at the Lake Elsinore City Council meeting on Tuesday night.

Following a lapse in Congressional funding on December 22, 2018, nine of the fifteen cabinet-level federal departments and some small agencies ceased operations.  The most immediate effect was that some 800,000 federal employees stopped being paid, even though a large number of those workers were forced to continue to work.

To help those federal employees who live in Lake Elsinore and are not being paid because of the shutdown, the City will provide assistance with payment arrangements on money owed to the city, including extending timelines and waiving late fees.

If a Lake Elsinore resident who meets these criteria is in need of this assistance, they are asked to contact Kathi Orozco, Executive Assistant III, at (951) 674-3124, ext. 204 or at korozco@lake-elsinore.org Please note, proof of residency, as well as documentation demonstrating employment in affected federal government departments or agencies, is required. 

For more information, please contact: Kathi Orozco, (951) 674-3124 ext. 204

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