The MMA held a briefing on May 8 for the Massachusetts Select Board Association and the Massachusetts Municipal Councillors’ Association to provide important updates on municipal implications of the COVID-19 emergency.

MMA Executive Director and CEO Geoff Beckwith and Legislative Director John Robertson discussed pending and recently passed legislation, as well as state COVID guidance.

Robertson explored the many questions surrounding the state and local budget outlook for the remainder of fiscal 2020 as well as fiscal 2021 and 2022. Beckwith discussed federal aid programs, including the CARES Act, and the prospects for additional relief.

Beckwith and Robertson answered numerous questions from the more than 200 elected local leaders on the call.

Presentation from MMA May 8 COVID-19 briefing for MSA/MMCA (5M PDF)