California Governor Mentions Restricting Funding to LE Agencies That Don’t Enforce His Orders
California – California Governor Gavin Newsom has recently announced a new round of temporary restrictions, by regions this time, expected to affect Northern California, Greater Sacramento, Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and Southern California.
The order are set to be put in place as soon as a region’s ICU capacity is below 15% (expected within the next few days in multiple regions). In addition to this was the declaration that he may take funding away from law enforcement agencies if they don’t enforce his stay-at-home orders.
California Gov. Newsom introduces new regional stay-at-home order on Thursday.
The order will require bars, wineries, hair salons and other nonessential businesses across 5 areas to close for 3 weeks once the region’s ICU capacity falls below 15%. https://t.co/XWyjUTeusW
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 4, 2020
On Thursday following the announcement, Newsom said of those agencies indicating they won’t cooperate with enforcement, “If you’re unwilling to adopt the protocols to support the mitigation and the reduction of the spread of this disease, we’re happy to redirect those dollars to counties that feel differently.”
He also indicated that there has been “overwhelming support” for law enforcement actually enforcing the orders. His current order allows local governments to enact even stricter rules. He did not elaborate on the redirecting of funds.
It’s estimated that these stay-at-home orders, once triggered, will last approximately three weeks.