Newsom rejects SLO County’s reopening plan

May 9, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom rejected San Luis Obispo’s proposed three step reopening plan, leading local officials to agree to work under state guidelines.

On Thursday, Newsom announced that all counties could move partially into phase two of his reopening plan allowing retail stores to open for curbside service, manufacturing to resume, and warehouses for retail merchandise to restart operations. Counties that meet specific guidelines showing fewer coronavirus cases will be permitted to open restaurants and inside shopping for retail sometime next week, he said.

At Tuesday’s SLO County Board of Supervisors meeting, approximately 40 people spoke at public comment, 39 of whom asked the county to defy Newsom and open immediately. County officials explained Newsom has threatened to take state licenses, such as beauty shop and liquor license, away from businesses that violate his order.

The supervisors then voted unanimously to send a letter to the state noting our area has met the guidelines required to possibly open restaurants next week.

After determining county officials have little control over reopening the economy, county supervisors announced they do not plan to renew local stay-at-home orders, which are slated to expire on May 16.

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The county won’t stand up to Newsom the the store owners need to. He lets criminals out but puts people IN jail for trying to make a living?

That’s a pretty severe comment, standup, but it’s easy to understand and sympathize with your intensity.

I’m seeing stores opening despite what Gavin says…the tourists are coming back so stores should be allowed to open….I predict the powers that be are and will lie about infection rates no matter what we do….so lets not go broke as they are misleading and sensationalizing the crisis….just don’t play ball…its your business run it as you see fit….

As a North County business owner I am opening up Monday regardless of what they County, City or Retarded Governor says!

F-Newsom he’s not worried, he’s still making his salary along with his entire staff.

Curious of your opinion: why do you think that North County has about half of all of SLO county’s cases? Because people are not wanting to comply with distancing and closures?

Cheaper place to live than SLO and more to a household. Pretty easy to figure out.

Paso has 86 and A.G. has 19. How does that square with your explanation of cheaper to live and more to a household?

You missed his point.

“We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing…The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end.”. – “1984” George Orwell

is there guidelines for CCSD to raise rates during a pandemic ?

Leading California into the greatest economic crash in American history…way to go Gavin!