In Case You Missed It: The San Joaquin Valley Sun: "Borgeas, Grove Lead Push on California's Restaurant Openings"

By Alex Tavlian
April 29, 2020

Republicans in the California State Legislature are beginning to press Gov. Gavin Newsom for more specific details about his four-phased reopening of the state’s economy.

… it’s another opportunity to tackle the Governor’s obfuscation that has grown prevalent in recent briefings over reopening the Golden State economy.

… “The data-driven timetable should provide the respective authorities the opportunity to review businesses’ phased reopening plans consistent with approved health protocols in order to return to operational status,” the letter reads.

Another key request, however, was to extend emergency-time legal immunity to private entities and employees providing critical services to Californians for any potential injury or illness that occurs during the pandemic. …

“As a restaurant owner, I can attest to the struggles restaurants are going through during this time,” said Mike Shirinian, owner of Fresno’s Elbow Room Bar & Grill in Fressno. “Without these protections, many restaurants most certainly will have to close their doors.”

The move for more specifics follows a push earlier in the week from Borgeas himself, who laid out a set of concrete priorities to aid the economic re-emergence and recovery in an Op-Ed first published in CalMatters.”

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