Christina Pascucci of KTLA tweeted that the Beverly Hills City Council unanimously approved a resolution that opposes Los Angeles County’s ban on outdoor dining, citing lack of scientific evidence. The council demanded a motion be placed on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors’ agenda for December 8 to reverse the controversial ban.
Wow— Beverly Hills City Council unanimously approved a resolution tonight that opposes LA County’s ban on outdoor dining, citing lack of scientific evidence. They demanded a motion be placed on the Board of Supervisor’s agenda next Tuesday to reverse the controversial ban.
— Christina Pascucci (@ChristinaKTLA) December 2, 2020
“The city’s resolution demands a motion be placed on the agenda of the Dec. 8 L.A. County Board of Supervisors meeting to repeal the countywide public health order, citing a “detrimental impact on local businesses and lack of scientific evidence.”
“However, the city will continue to follow the rule as it falls within the jurisdiction of the L.A. County Public Health Department.
“The City Council also directed its staff to look into creating its own city health department so that it would not have to remain under the county’s.”
Former Mayor and current councilmember Lili Bosse confirmed the Council’s action, while reassuring their commitment to public health, and Beverly Hill’s employees and business owners.
Council has approved a resolution requesting IMMEDIATE repeal of County’s order that prohibits outdoor dining. Also exploring legal action and creation of a local Health Dept in BH. We are committed to public health while ensuring well-being of our local businesses and employees pic.twitter.com/x4WDst0EJB
— Lili Bosse (@LiliBosse1) December 2, 2020
Way to go, Beverly Hills. They join the City of Pasadena in defying the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ restrictive ban on outdoor dining in the county. The City of Pasadena has its own health department, and also cited lack of science in their decision to disregard the L.A. County restrictions. Because of this, their restaurants remain open to outdoor dining, and Angeleans are flocking East in order to enjoy a meal seated and served.
According to a KCRW interview with Board of Supervisors member Sheila Kuehl, they are attempting to put pressure on Pasadena to follow the ban.
Sheila Kuehl is under fire for her blatant hypocrisy in vociferously demanding that the ban be put in place to protect workers; then, after casting her vote to have it done, going and having a “last meal” outdoors at Il Forno Trattoria in Santa Monica.
The City of Beverly Hills is also considering a potential lawsuit against the County of Los Angeles in conjunction with other municipalities. If they do, they will join the California Restaurant’s Association in their efforts to overturn the dictatorial act.
“The council also directed the city attorney to explore legal action against the county, potentially in collaboration with other municipalities, according to a news release from the city.
“Beverly Hills has created a list of businesses offering take-out and delivery options as patios remain closed.”