Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Friday, June 5, that the state was preparing to move to Phase 3 of the Resilience Roadmap, representing a major shift toward reopening after nearly three months of some form of lockdown.
Over the last several weeks, the City and County of Los Angeles—like other cities and counties across the nation—have actively pushed forward new laws and regulations intended to address the economic impacts of COVID-19.
On Monday, May 25, 2020, Governor Newsom announced that he was permitting the state to effectively move to Expanded Phase 2, including allowing in-store retail statewide.
This week marked the beginning of a transition towards reopening at the County level, with increasing focus on ways to alleviate the economic impacts of COVID-19.
On Memorial Day Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health announced that retail stores statewide can open for in-store shopping provided they comply with certain required safety protocols.
On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, the County presented its “Roadmap to Recovery” and announced that the County would be moving forward with a phased reopening.
On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will consider a “Responsible Banking” motion.
Mayor Eric Garcetti indicated during his daily briefings this week that the City continues to view May 15, 2020, as the target date to begin gradually reopening.
On April 22, 2020, the City Council passed Right of Recall and Worker Retention ordinances. The Mayor has indicated that he supports both and will sign them into law shortly, likely early this week.
COVID-19 will have both short-term and long-term impacts on local government.