News Flash

Top News

Posted on: May 15, 2023

SJCOG, CBPR webinar: COVID-19, inflation and the cost of living in San Joaquin County

Photo shows image of the flyer for the webinar.

A panel of regional experts during a May 24 webinar will examine a recent study by University of the Pacific’s Center for Business and Policy Research in partnership with the San Joaquin Council of Governments that lays out the challenges San Joaquin County households face due to inflation, higher prices, COVID-19 pandemic cost of living and more.

The San Joaquin County Spotlight: COVID-19, inflation and the cost of living provides valuable insights into those challenges to meet essential expenses such as housing, food, health care and childcare. Supply chain and labor shortages, expansive monetary policy and fiscal support, plus pent-up consumer demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic ended an era of relatively low inflation.

The panel will discuss those challenges, government efforts to ease the economic strain, and 2022 Cost of Living Index. Panelists will include:

  • Thomas Pogue, Executive Director of University of the Pacific’s Center for Business and Policy Research.
  • Kristen Spracher-Birtwhistle, President/CEO of the United Way of San Joaquin County.
  • Lisa Sunday Vela, CEO of the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
  • Leonard O. Hansen, CEO of the Emergency Food Bank of Stockton/San Joaquin County.

Register for the webinar at noon Wednesday, May 24, 2023:

Additional Info...
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Top News

Image shows the photos of five new SJCOG Board members.

Record 5 new members join SJCOG Board

Posted on: February 7, 2023
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Webinar flyer

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Webinar

Posted on: September 29, 2022
Miner Ave ribbon cutting (002)

Miner Avenue Complete Streets Project

Posted on: March 16, 2022
SJV Policy Conf 2022

2022 San Joaquin Valley Policy Conference

Posted on: February 25, 2022

Livestream Notice - February Board Meeting

Posted on: February 24, 2022
SJCOG bldg v2 (003)

It’s been a while, but we’re back!

Posted on: February 23, 2022
Rise n Ride Event SMC 3-26-22 Final

Rise 'N' Ride Event

Posted on: February 11, 2022
Lodi Greenline Mtg

Lodi Greenline Trail Virtual Workshop

Posted on: January 19, 2022
Tran Halva 1_19_22

Local talent makes a difference

Posted on: January 19, 2022
Regional Housing Symposium Save the Date Flyer

San Joaquin Regional Housing Symposium

Posted on: January 13, 2022

Board Meeting Update

Posted on: December 9, 2021
Lodi Greenline Trail logo - rough -01 (002)

Survey: Lodi Greenline Trail

Posted on: October 14, 2021

Survey: Unmet Transit Needs

Posted on: October 14, 2021