Wilk urges Los Angeles County Supervisors to green light regional control over reopening

SACRAMENTO – Senator Scott Wilk, representing the 21st Senate District, which encompasses part of northern Los Angeles County, is urging the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors to approve a motion allowing for regional authority on COVID-19 related reopening of businesses. Wilk, in a letter to the Board of Supervisors, praised Supervisor Barger’s leadership during this crisis and expressed his concern that policies lumping rural areas of the County in with more urban counterparts will ultimately hold back the County recovery as a whole.

Wilk issued the following statement:

“Thank you to Supervisor Barger for her leadership and support for our local communities. She understands that one size does not fit all when it comes to the impact of COVID19. Therefore. I urge our Board of Supervisors approve the motion presented by Supervisor Barger to allow for regionalization of re-openings. It makes sense economically for the County to facilitate the opening of cities less impacted by the virus as long the reopening follows the guidelines laid out by the governor to be safe and responsible. Local governments should be able to determine when it is time to move from safer at home, to safer at work.”

Read Wilk’s letter to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors here.

Senator Wilk submitted request to Governor Gavin Newsom on May 20th to allow the northern portion of Los Angeles County to establish its own timetable for reopening Read the letter click here.