Tag: Jeff Hewitt

Riverside County Board of Supervisors votes against defying state on reopening businesses

By Cheetara Piry The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted against a fast-tracked timeline to reopen businesses before Halloween and bypass state guidelines. Supervisor Jeff Hewitt first presented the plan Sept. 22, but it required further revision and was rescheduled for discussion Oct. 6.  The proposal was rejected 4-1, with only Hewitt dissenting.  The board

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Riverside County seeks to bypass state’s reopening guidelines

By Cheetara Piry The Riverside County Board of Supervisors decided to postpone a vote that would  bypass California’s state guidelines and proceed to reopen the county’s economy by Nov. 3. They will revisit the proposal Oct. 6. “I would love to open everything up tomorrow,” Supervisor Jeff Hewitt said. “But that’s not the way the

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UPDATED: Riverside County Board of Supervisors votes to lift public health orders

By Leo Cabral Updated May 12, 11:20 p.m. After days of hearing public testimony, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously during an emergency meeting May 8 to rescind local public health orders. The proposal put forth by Supervisors V. Manuel Perez and Karen Spiegel put an end to COVID-19 safety orders enacted by

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