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Your business/organization is an important part of the Oakley community. The City of Oakley wants to hear about your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. What are your biggest challenges? What type of assistance would help most?

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8 registered responses

What year was your business/ organization established in Oakley?


How many employees do you currently have at your Oakley location?

Response Percent Response Count
Self-employed with no employees 50.0% 4
1 to 4 37.5% 3
26 to 50 12.5% 1

Please indicate you business type:

Response Percent Response Count
Childcare/ Education/ Tutoring 12.5% 1
Grocery Store 12.5% 1
Home-based Business 37.5% 3
Restaurant/ Bar/ Brewpubs/ Other Food & Drink 12.5% 1
Retail Store 12.5% 1
Other 12.5% 1

Has your business/ organization been negatively impacted by COVID-19?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 75.0% 6
No 25.0% 2

If yes, how was your business/ organization negatively impacted? Select all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Loss of revenue 42.9% 3
Temporary closure 14.3% 1
Reduced customer demand 42.9% 3

What COVID-19 relief funding or assistance has you business/ organization received? Select all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
I have not received COVID-19 relief assistance 75.0% 6
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) 25.0% 2

If you have received relief funding, how much total COVID-19 relief funding has you business received?

Response Percent Response Count
$1- $5,000 66.7% 2
$10,001- $20,000 33.3% 1

What will be the greatest challenges to your business/ organization's recovery? Select your top three choices.

Response Percent Response Count
Cash flow- paying for inventory and payroll 25.0% 2
Paying rent and utilities (including back rent) 37.5% 3
Hiring or re-hiring employees 12.5% 1
Re-establishing customer/ client base 12.5% 1
Obtaining inventory and supplies 12.5% 1

If you are a restaurant, have you used outdoor dining during the pandemic and would you like to continue or enhance outdoor dining?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 12.5% 1
Not applicable 87.5% 7

What type of assistance would be helpful for your business/ organization now and in the future? Select all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Shop local campaign, including a community gift card program partially subsidized by the City 14.3% 1
Online business support- website assistance 14.3% 1
Small business resources and one-on-one counseling 14.3% 1
Assistance with applying for available COVID-19 relief grants and loans 28.6% 2
Rent assistance grants 28.6% 2

If you selected improvements/ enhancements to commercial areas in the question above, please specify. Select all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Additional arts, culture, and entertainment venues 33.3% 1
A farmers' market 33.3% 1
Food truck events 33.3% 1

Is your business/ organization online? Would you like assistance in setting up your business online?

Response Percent Response Count
No, my business does not have its own website 14.3% 1
Yes, my business has a website, but it does not offer online ordering/ delivery 14.3% 1
Yes, my business has a website and customers can order online for pickup and/ or delivery 14.3% 1
Yes, I would like assistance improving my buiness' online presence (e.g. via a grant program to support a local marketing company to get my business set-up online) 28.6% 2
No, I would not like assistance with my business' online presence 28.6% 2

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Note: The first time you sign in, you'll need to register (establish an account on Engage in Oakley). Registration is free.

The City of Oakley has contracted with Community Feedback to monitor responses shown on this website.

  • To prevent any single user from dominating the forum, the City of Oakley restricts the number of responses any one user can post on selected topics. Registration helps Community Feedback enforce this restriction.
  • Users, staff and government leaders often want to know the neighborhood from which a response is posted. Community Feedback uses registration to show the neighborhood next to each response (not the address).
  • If a user posts a response that does not meet the City of Oakley guidelines for civility, Community Feedback uses the user's email address to invite the user to resolve the issue.

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Users can participate on the registered channel (by signing in) or on the unregistered channel (by remaining anonymous). The City of Oakley offers both channels in order to broaden participation and maximize decision makers' insights.

The registered channel enables users to assure decision makers that their feedback comes from a real person in a specific neighborhood. It also enables users to participate in a public discussion on the website, as well as manage their own response after posting it.

The unregistered channel is for users who want to provide quick feedback without registering, and/or whose privacy concerns would prevent them from participating if required to register. Because many users with valuable insights will only share them anonymously, this channel gives decision makers the option to consider those insights in their deliberations.

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