San Jose lawmaker asks for $1M to reopen small businesses

Small businesses lost millions over the course of the pandemic. One local lawmaker wants to make sure that doesn’t happen again.

San Jose Councilmember Raul Peralez requested Wednesday that $1 million in federal funds go to support businesses as they reopen. Peralez, whose district includes downtown San Jose, spoke alongside members of the Greater Downtown San José Economic Recovery Task Force, a group he championed in June.

“As our businesses continue to open and we begin to gather with friends and family once again, we are looking ahead,” Peralez said. “I’m optimistic that San…

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