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Year Ahead From page 1 nurturing human values. We are raising powerful children who will overcome all adversity. “‘Coming together is a begin-. ning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.’ —— Henry Ford” Councilmember Lisa Lavollo: ‘ “I’m encouraged by the number of people excited to travel in the new year and with the work that was done prior to the 2020 Spring season and though the pandemic. Avalon & Catalina Island are in the position to be the place to visit in Southern California, especially as we head toward the latter half of 2021. I know that the lack of travel in 2020 will drive large numbers of people to visit the island on 2021 and beyond. This influx of people will likely feel very over- whelming to most of our town after such a long duration without large crowds, so I’m hoping for extra levels of patience and grace from myself, our residents, and our visitors. “We will continue to face the economic fallout from the pan- demic as a community and a city. Knowing that anything we do over the next 3-5 years financial- ly will be done through the lens of COVID-l9 is challenging but Avalon is resilient and is the type of destination people are looking for right now. “I’m motivated by the residents of the island who are ready to get back to come semblance of nor- malcy—we’ve all done so much to keep each other as safe as pos- sible. While I’m not naive to think we can snap our fingers and make this disappear I know that we’re making our way toward that point and that should give us all a dose of hope for the upcoming year. “ ACROSS 1. Ancient kingdom near Dead Sea 5. 2014 Winter Olym- pics host 10. Soft fabric 12. Covered in flowers 14. Works at a college or university 16. Keeps us cool 18. Corpuscle count ous (abbr.) 19. Similar 20. Birthplace of Mu- , hammad 22. They _ adrill insects show 53. Nostrils 25. Southern China people 26. Hair product 27. The woman 28. Partner to cheese Roker 63. Rags due east 31. Round Dutch . City of Avalon. 41. The cutting part of 42. Resinlike substance secreted by certain 44. Touch lightly 45. Toyota SUV 48. _ and Andy, 50. Made less danger- 52. Assets under man- agement (abbr.) 55. Moved quickly 56. Thai isthmus 23. Preamble to a book 57. TV personality 58. Honors anew 65. One who obtains pleasure from inflicting 30. One point north of pain or others 66. Marketplaces 67. Dark brown or Councilmember Cinde vMacGugan-cassidy: “The upcoming year will be a difficult financial one for the We will need to work diligently as the Island begins to open up to recover funds lost during this pandemic. The City Council is currently work- ing as a close knit team and I feel confident we can weather this financial storm together and come out the other side stronger for our community. We have critical infrastructure needs that should be addressed and hopefully with a new Administration in place, there will be more openness for discus-‘ sions on recovery not only for the wealthy and large cities but for the working class and those smaller communities such as ours. “As vaccinations roll out fur- ther and our communities are able to begin opening up we have a unique opportunity to market to a more local audience the charms of the Island. So much change is beginning to happen all around us and change provides for unique opportunities to see how well some things are working and where others can be improved. I am looking forward to growth and rejuvenation for all of us. Mayor Anni Marshall: “The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic brought many econom- ic, social, and political challenges with it in 2020. Many of us lost jobs and benefits, struggled emo— tionally as a social distancing took its toll on our physical and emo- tional connections with our loved ones, and became sick ourselves. Looking forward, 2021 will be filled with many of the same chal- lenges, but will also have great opportunities for the City and community members of Avalon. “As COVID-l9 positivity rates increased during the first part of the New Year, rates have final- ly started to stabilize and even IIII WWII“ "II-II HIIIIH HIIIIIEIIII “I fill “III? WIII V31? Whiting islanders eaa g reserve . a mpanderniewggmg ammm_ ' V.” '31:“; m {Tanned The image above was created by taking the text of Avalon City Council members replies to the question “What do you see as the opportunities and challenges tac- ing Avalon in the year ahead?" and plugging those words into a word cloud generator. The most frequently used words in their replies are the largest words shown. Artwork by Charles M. Kelly decline statewide. While our com- munity will need to remain vigi- lant and prepare for small surges throughout the year, the deploy- ment of vaccines has started, bringing with it hope for a better tomorrow and a return to a pre- pandemic lifestyle. “COVID-l9 will continue to have an impact on our economy throughout 2021. Many of our businesses remain closed or limit- ed on operations as a result of state and country health officer orders. Tourism and leisure travel continue to bear the brunt of the impact and will also be one of the slowest sec- tors to return. Continued limits on the number of co 1e able t de DIIII “II HIE “II HEW cheese 33. Be in awe of 35. Christmas song 37. Emits coherent radiation 38. Something that is comparable to another 40. Monetary unit black DOWN . 1. Nowhere to be found (abbr.) 2. Not new 3. Brew 4. Stain with mud 5. Chief or leader 6. Luke Skywalker’s mentor _-Wan 7. Type of sauce 8. Sharpens 9. Priestess loved by Zeus 10. lean Henri __, French entomologist 11. Regulates supply WI WIWIIIWHWII WWI-II “IIIII WIIII DIII of fuel 13. Disturbing and horrifying 15. Equal (prefix) 17. Hosts film festival 18. Tattered piece of clothing 21. Rich desserts 23. Unique motor (abbr.) 24. Disfigure 27. Chemical substance 29. Slang for famous person ,_ 32. Department of Labor 34. The A—team rode around in one 35. Beach cabin 36. Living things 39. Gun (slang) 40. Disconsolate 43. Stroke gently 44. Actress Richards authorization (abbr.) 49. Brazilian mountain range 5 l. Upset 54. One with super- natural insight 59. Insecticide 60. Taxi 61. “Much _ about nothing” 62. Cannister 46. “Cletus Hogg” actor 64. Popular clothing 47. Returned material retailer on the Catalina Express will also slow recovery efforts. Businesses should take time in early 2021 to revisit and modify business plans and operations, align marketing strategies with current realties and consider promoting messages that show we are still here and will be ready when timing is right and it is safe to travel for recreation again, take advantage of free offers and resources available to small busi- nesses, promote consumer and employee confidence, and seek out federal and state government assistancerv “- 7 i “As a result of the loss of rev— enue to the city, the city has had to make tough decisions to help ensure we can balance our budget and continue to operate without significantly jeopardizing pub- lic health and safety. Budget cuts made last year (such as employee layoffs and furloughs, city hall closures, reduced spending, and postponement of planned major capital improvement projects) will likely continue well into 2021. To reduce direct costs, the city will look for new ways to conduct busi- ness by developing public private partnerships to complete projects and provide services to the com— munity, working with our legisla- tive partners to advocate for relief to help offset revenue loss, seeking out grants that cover operational and major capital improvement project cost, and continuing to find innovative ways to reduce overhead and trim costs. “City Council will continue to focus on creating policies that are reflective and adaptive of commu— nity needs, priorities, and values. While 2020 was a year of turmoil and uncertainty, 2021 will be a year of recovery, reflection, and hope. I am optimistic that better time lie ahead and that we will weather this storm together. Our community has been through dif- ficult times before and each crisis has made us stronger and more resilient.” . 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