Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the City of Lynwood

Nine City of Lynwood employees – including several managers – have taken a voluntary five percent salary reduction as part of a belt tightening in the City.

In addition, the City has imposed a hiring freeze and has cut $1 million in administrative costs.

The economic uncertainty facing state and local governments due to the severe impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency is being met by different cities in different ways.

In Lynwood, City leaders have decided it’s better to be safe than sorry.

While some cities are assuming there will be help from the federal and state governments City leaders don’t want to take chances. City leaders are also working on strategies to offset expected revenue losses including the proposed Measure LH or the “Hospital Tax.”