SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento city leaders will be voting on an emergency declaration that aims to help fight the economic effects of the coronavirus outbreak.

Mayor Darrell Steinberg announced the plans on Thursday as disruptions from COVID-19 mounted in California and across the US.

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Speaking after California Gov. Gavin Newsom addressed the state’s response, Steinberg said city leaders are looking at a $1 million economic relief package that will help local small businesses cope with the losses from the coronavirus.

Steinberg also announced a plan that will ban evictions for people having a hard time making ends meet due to lost wages.

To try and stimulate some commerce, Steinberg said free metered parking will be coming to the Downtown core like during holiday shopping season.

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City leaders will also be canceling permits for special events with more than 250 people, Steinberg said. Leaders will be looking at smaller events on a case by case basis going forward.

The mayor did not say whether more schools would be closing, but he noted that the city will work to provide food for children who depend on the lunch program.

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The vote on the plan will happen on Friday in a special city council meeting.