Sheriff Alex Villanueva and even the staunchest defenders of law enforcement on the board have been in a battle for months about a host of issues ranging from his budget to deputy cliques.
Al Austin and Tunua Thrash-Ntuk, who are hoping to represent District 8 on the City Council, discussed housing policies, police reform and how to bolster the local economy during a debate Thursday night hosted by local media outlets.
“We encourage people to get tested if you’re having any symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19,” county health officer Barbara Ferrer said Monday.
Robert Fox said Mayor Robert Garcia “forcefully” influenced O’Neill to endorse his opponent, but O’Neill gave a different account.
The three-week closures will impact 19 counties across the state, including Los Angeles County. The order includes Long Beach.
Long Beach stands to receive $40.5 million from the state to help pay for coronavirus services and response, a windfall that roughly equals the city’s projected budget deficit this fiscal year.
The businesses that choose to reopen Friday will have to adhere to specific safety protocols to ensure public safety and social distancing available on the county COVID-19 website.
It will take about two weeks for health officials to know the impact of the recent protests and gatherings that could cause a spike in new cases.
The actions, outlined in a memo by 4 members of the City Council, come during the 6th day of protests calling for police reforms after video showed a white police officer suffocating George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.
The state requires no more than an average 5% daily increase in hospitalizations over a 7-day period. Long Beach has revised up its numbers since submitting an application.