Does this look like a state of emergency to you?:
State of Emergency defined:
“Extreme perils to the safety of person and property…beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment, and facilities”
and where “local control is inadequate to cope with the emergency.”
Governor Newsom has the power to end California’s State of Emergency. But he won’t. Conditions no longer justify it, but Gov. Newsom will not lift his emergency restrictions. He will party without a mask with other elites in a multi-thousand dollar NFL suite, he will hang out maskless with lobbyists at the French Laundry, but he will not allow our kids the same freedom in school. It is outrageous and needs to stop.
Here in Orange County, we have done a very good job of protecting ourselves and responsibly dealing with COVID. All of our COVID metrics are better than surrounding counties that have tougher restrictions. In fact, the Board and I have worked hard to assure that absolutely no restrictions are placed on you or your children beyond what state law demands. Like you, the Board of Supervisors is bound to follow the law. But Newsom apparently isn’t, and this must change.
My friend, Senator Melissa Melendez, is looking to make that change in Sacramento. I am helping her, and ask for your help as well. Sen. Melendez has proposed SCR-5 in the legislature to remove the governor’s State of Emergency. I will be bringing an item to the Board of Supervisors soon requesting support of SCR-5. I also am requesting city officials throughout the Third District to show their support for Sen. Melendez’s efforts.
You can join in these efforts. Contact your city leaders and your state legislators and ask them to support SCR-5 (Melendez).
It should be Game Over for Gavin’s State of Emergency.
Supervisor Don Wagner represents the 3rd District on the Orange County Board of Supervisors.