SACRAMENTO – A growing number of counties have passed the Healthy Communities Resolution – a product of a collaborative meeting of 15 Northern California counties earlier this year – rejecting Governor Newsom's Blueprint for a Safe Economy as unscientific and counterproductive. The counties are insisting on a more data-based approach to the COVID-19 pandemic tailored to local communities.
The latest counties to pass a version of the Resolution are Placer, Orange, Siskiyou, San Luis Obispo, Lassen, and El Dorado. Several more are expected to consider the Resolution in the New Year.
The Healthy Communities Resolution was drafted by Assemblymembers James Gallagher, Kevin Kiley and Megan Dahle, and Senators Brian Dahle and Jim Nielsen. Today, these Legislators released the following statement:
"We are encouraged to see different counties pass variations of the Resolution that are right for them. The consensus emerging across the state is that lockdowns from Sacramento cannot stay with us in the new year. California must take a different approach to the final phase of its COVID-19 response."
Link to model Healthy Communities Resolution
Link to LA Times story on Orange County Resolution