In a media interview last week, Gaspar said Newsom should give counties and cities the authority to determine how and when businesses reopen.When the lockdown began, there were 34 cases of Covid-19 in Encinitas. Those cases have presumably all cleared, and in the past two months, six additional cases have been reported.
“Sacramento can’t possibly know what’s best for San Diego! Here we have talented clinical leadership, collaborative hospital partners, responsible business owners, engaged residents, and a strong faith-based community ready to guide San Diego out of the crisis if only Sacramento would get out of the way,” said Gaspar, a former Encinitas mayor who represents Encinitas, Escondido, Solana Beach, Del Mar and a northern chunk of the city of San Diego on the county’s Board of Supervisors.
Since the pandemic began on March 7, 430,000 people in San Diego County lost their jobs as of May 2, according to estimates compiled by Thousands Oaks-based research group Applied Geographic Solutions Inc.
During that period, the county’s unemployment rate increased from 3.3 percent to a projected 28.7 percent of the county’s labor force.
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Gaspar, Desmond push for reopening business