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After Newest LA County Health Order, Some Cities Are Pushing Back

A waiter serves diners at
A waiter serves diners at "Eat At Joe's", which has remained open for outdoor dining in defiance of reimposed Los Angeles County Covid-19 restrictions in order to keep employees paid during the holidays in Redondo Beach, California, December 1, 2020.
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LA County’s newest restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 include the closure of outdoor dining and card rooms, which has caused some local cities within the county to look into alternatives to the order. 

Beverly Hills City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to oppose the Los Angeles County ban on outdoor dining. In Lancaster, city officials are considering outlining a process to create a municipal health department similar to Pasadena’s, as well as a no confidence vote in county health officer Barbara Ferrer. On Monday, the mayors of Commerce, Bell Gardens and Hawaiian Gardens convened to call on the county to allow for the continued outdoor operation of card rooms, which had to fully close under the most recent health order. And in West Covina, Mayor Tony Wu introduced a request for the City Council to discuss alternatives to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health services. 

Today on AirTalk, we’re learning more about how local cities are resisting LA County’s health order. What are your thoughts? Give us a call at 866-893-5722.


Rex Parris, mayor of the City of Lancaster

Tony Wu, mayor of the City of West Covina

Lili Bosse, councilmember for the City of Beverly Hills

Ernie Hernandez, city manager of Hawaiian Gardens