After putting residents through several days of anxiety, outrage, anguish, and bewilderment over possibly rescinding the county’s health orders, The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to…do nothing until at least Friday.
Breaking: RivCo Board of Supervisors vote to continue item on resending orders to Emergency meeting on Friday pic.twitter.com/VDrVDHMUFB
— Kitty Alvarado NBC (@HeyKitty) May 6, 2020
So what the hell happened? Well, according to the Desert Sun:
The continuance defied expectations that the supervisors— the majority of whom voiced public support for the motion in the lead-up to the meeting — would flout county public health officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser’s recommendations and align with statewide minimum guidelines.
After Supervisor V. Manuel Perez — who serves as the board chairman and represents the Coachella Valley — reversed his support for rescinding, most of the board followed suit and expressed uncertainty about whether to move to rescind the orders.
Ahh. Well thanks for putting us all through that then, you guys.
The supervisors will now reconsider the motion at an emergency meeting to be held on Friday, a day after Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to outline criteria for counties in the state looking to reopen.