Santa Barbara County Renews COVID Emergency Declaration to Allow Video Meetings
The county’s emergency declaration that allows it to hold meetings on video instead of fully in-person during the pandemic was renewed on Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors. Though Supervisor Das Williams had indicated last month that he might not support a renewal, he said he’d seen enough members of the county’s various advisory committees test COVID positive or be afraid to attend a meeting in person based on age or circumstance that a quorum would have been absent. The renewal vote split along north-south county lines, passing 3-2 with supervisors Steve Lavagnino and Bob Nelson voting against.
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