The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a plan allowing the use of county parks for worship and outdoor fitness purposes.

Supervisor, Dianne Jacob, sponsored the measure, said a KPBS report.

In addition, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the measure free of charge.

Jacob said:

“We’re being as innovative as possible and as flexible as possible to help our businesses and our churches, our gyms and other businesses as much as possible under some very, very understandable, strict circumstances.”

Similar Actions

The County Board of Supervisors shadowed the similar action that most cities implemented since the rollback of easing of guidelines.

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday took similar actions.

It fast-tracked permitting for outdoor dining and retail on parking lots, sidewalks and street parking spaces.

They plan to impose it until July 2021, or until the council rescinds the order.

Moreover, the council approved easier permitting for outdoor massage establishments, barbershops, hair salons, and nail salons.

Meanwhile, the Chula Vista City Council made it easier to give permits for outdoor operations of personal services businesses.

This includes restaurants, bars, wineries, breweries, and cardrooms.

As this happens, the National City Council also made similar moves.

This caters to restaurants, places of worship, and personal services businesses.

Poway Paved The Way

Jacob admitted she modeled her proposal after a measure approved in Poway, whose mayor is Steve Vaus.

She has endorsed in the election to replace her.

“It’s fair to say that sometimes you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to have a successful operation.”

On The Watchlist

San Diego County received a notification from the Sacramento that it will be under the state watchlist early July.

This is after the region accumulated a rate of COVID-19 cases went up from 103.8 to 112.8.

This was only between July 1st – 3rd.

Hence, the San Diego County surpassed the state’s threshold of no more than 100 cases per every 100,000 residents.


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