PALMDALE – The cities of Palmdale and Lancaster are joining forces on two collaborative efforts to help boost the local economy and improve safety on local public transit.
To assist Antelope Valley businesses impacted by the COVID-19 closures that began on March 15, the cities will launch “Operation Jump Start,” an economic stimulus program where purchasers of a new vehicle at the Lancaster and Palmdale Auto Malls as well as Antelope Valley Harley Davidson will receive a $500 gift card. Purchasers of a used vehicle will receive a $250 gift card. The program is tentatively scheduled to begin May 15, subject to Los Angeles County allowing the soft opening of businesses. Cards will be eligible for use at all businesses valley wide.
Additionally, Lancaster and Palmdale are moving forward in a partnership with the Antelope Valley Transit Authority to provide extra public safety staffing and protection throughout the transit system.
Details on both programs will be announced at the cities’ respective City Council meetings over the next week.
“The city of Palmdale is committed to working with the city of Lancaster to make sure our affected businesses will recover from this unexpected shutdown while also improving our public safety transit now and for the future,” said Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer.
“Through innovative solutions and partnerships such as these, the Antelope Valley will emerge from this crisis stronger than ever before,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris.
Dealerships participating in Operation Jump Start include:
- Antelope Valley Chevrolet
- Antelope Valley Ford
- Antelope Valley Harley Davidson
- Antelope Valley Mazda
- Antelope Valley Nissan
- Antelope Valley Volkswagen
- Camacho Auto Sales
- Camacho Mitsubishi
- Honda Lancaster
- Hunter Dodge Chrysler Jeep Fiat
- HW RAM of the West
- Rally GMC
- Rally Hyundai
- Rally Kia
- Robertson’s Palmdale Honda
- Subaru Antelope Valley
- Toyota of Lancaster
“The safety of our riders and our staff has always been and will continue to be our top priority, and that focus has never been more important than it is now as we work as a unified community to stay safe and healthy through the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Macy Neshati, Executive Director and CEO of AVTA.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]
12 comments for "Lancaster and Palmdale collaborate on economic, safety initiatives"
This is not helping anyone who needs it. More money to big companies.
Problem child says
Closures of these and many more ” businesses” were done for A REASON people….. To FIND AND STOP ALL THE FRAUD AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN GOING ON FOR SO LONG BY THE CITY AND THEIR PARTNERS (lyers, thief’s, criminals and killers )”COLLABERATING TOGETHER”. I see they are still at it by advertising money card ” rewards” to their ” hired thugs” while providing EXTRA PUBLIC SAFETY PROTECTION AND STAFFING to ensure them they will do all they can to keep THEM”safe” …from what? Loss of their accumulated fraudulent money hoard and prosecution of their hurrendous insurmountable crimes? Keep laughing and carry on ” business as usual” cause ALL WILL BE REVEALED VERY SOON.
Domeas Demarest says
Great news if you’re buying a used car from Camachos Auto Sales! The tax payers will be on the hook for first $250 dollars of repair’s or towing expenses.
Where is Hofbauer? Is he in lockdown?
What is he going to campaign on when the economy continues into a depression? He doesn’t have a track record when it comes to dealing with a crisis unless his ‘stache catches fire or something.
Then Rex puts it out. I’ll let ya guess how.
Soooooo, if I go into one of the dealerships to buy a new car or motorcycle (maybe around $30,000), I get a $500.00 gift card. Will I qualify after I lost my business or job? Jumpstart what?
Please open hair and nail salons…They are essentials….Thanks….
I’m sure Rex is looking for how to SUE someone about COVID-19 to make some $$$$.
What? I’m exaggerating?
Yeah to make money off the $$$$
$6.6 million dollar mansion he just bought. While this CORONAVIRUS covid-19 epidemic has taken place. He should of helped his city and $1,000 card sound more valuable with purchasing a new vechile and $500 gift card towards a used vechile.
If He Only Had A Brain says
Rex doesn’t like to eat in Lancaster. He says there are no good restaurants. Mrs. Rex won’t shop or go to the BLVD. No one can really blame her for that. Rex has done nothing but take from the AV and give us lawsuits, a bad reputation, higher crime, low paying jobs by a Communist company, lousy roads, and wasted spending on useless projects like LEAPS.
Jason Zink says
Good to see both cities working together to get AV back up and working! Need more regional cooperation and a Regional government Board for AV’s future. Time for AV to go to the next level of more local control, more jobs and more “respect” from County, State and Feds – 420,000 people strong – power in numbers!
East Lancaster says
Let’s hope Palmdale’s mayor doesn’t tell people to drink Clorox and Lysol before protesting like Lancaster’s mayor. Or is he Laguna’s mayor since that is where he really lives?
Concerned Citizen says
About time the AV is collaborating in handling CCP virus.