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City Council Adopts Resolution Opposing LA County Health Order That Prohibits Outdoor Dining and Requests Its Immediate Repeal

Beverly Hills, CA – Tonight, the Beverly Hills City Council unanimously approved a resolution opposing the Los Angeles County Public Health Officer order that prohibits outdoor dining across the County and in the City of Beverly Hills.

Citing a detrimental impact on local businesses and lack of scientific evidence used by the County, the resolution demands a motion be placed on the December 8, 2020 agenda of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to repeal the current Health Order.  In addition, the City Council is requesting the County focus on implementing restrictions based on data and localized to the area of the outbreak.  The resolution further states that all future Los Angeles County Public Health Officer Orders be based on actual data related to a particular industry, sector, or area and not be applied unilaterally to every jurisdiction in Los Angeles County.

The City Council also directed staff to explore the potential for the creation of a local City Health Department in Beverly Hills, rather than remain under the jurisdiction of the County Department of Public Health.  The Council also directed the City Attorney to explore legal action against the County, potentially in collaboration with other municipalities.

The current County Health Order prohibits indoor and outdoor dining (only allowing for pick-up or delivery) for the next several weeks. For a list of businesses offering take-out and delivery options in Beverly Hills, visit www.beverlyhills.org/restaurants.

In an effort to encourage shopping local especially during these next several weeks, the City of Beverly Hills in partnership with the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce is conducting a Shop Local, Get Local initiative now through December 26.  Each week, shoppers will be given an opportunity to win raffle prizes valued at $50 – $75 from Beverly Hills businesses if they spend $200 at any Beverly Hills business. Customers must save their receipts and send them to mybeverlyhills@beverlyhillschamber.com to be entered into the raffle.  This includes purchases at Beverly Hills restaurants and retailers.  Learn more at www.mybeverlyhills.net

Contact information for the LA County Board of Supervisors:
Clerk of the Board: Phone (213) 974-1411 Email: executiveoffice@bos.lacounty.gov

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