Assemblywoman Megan Dahle and Assemblyman James Gallagher are spearheading a new effort to reinstate local control over COVID-19 closures and prevention measures. The assemblymembers are working to create a unified voice of local elected officials in Northern California via a letter currently in circulation.
In part the coalition’s letter to the Governor reads: We write to you as a unified coalition of elected representatives from Northern California committed to advancing the health and safety of our communities through scientific, data-driven public health strategies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate your past flexibility in allowing regional and local governance based upon local conditions. It is in this spirit that we ask the state to reinstitute this approach and allow regional variance in implementing business closures and prohibitions on certain activities.
“If you agree that the governor’s arbitrary one-size-fits-all mandates are unjust, we urge you to contact your local elected officials and urge them to sign this letter and join the coalition. The North State must band together and send a message that cannot be ignored in Sacramento,” said Dahle and Gallagher.
To date, more than 50 county supervisors city councilmembers from Northern California have agreed to sign onto the letter.