City Council Requests Easing of Restrictions for Restaurants & Retail Businesses
El Segundo City Council sent a letter to Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn on Thursday, May 21, requesting urgent action to allow restaurant and retail businesses in El Segundo and throughout the South Bay to reopen immediately while following LA County Department of Public Health Phase 3 guidelines and safety protocols.
The letter is the latest step taken by City Council to support and proactively advocate on behalf of businesses in El Segundo during the pandemic. El Segundo City Council has been working closely with other South Bay cities to take a unified and integrated approach to facilitate recovery efforts in the region.
"We are urgently writing to you because small business owners, restaurants in particular, in the City of El Segundo and throughout the South Bay region need your immediate help. Businesses are experiencing significant losses in income with each day that they are partially or fully closed. Limiting small retailers to curbside only pickup is unsustainable and will result in rising business closures and job losses. As a result, El Segundo City Council respectfully requests that all South Bay retailers and restaurants, be allowed to reopen immediately within the Phase 3 guidelines," notes the letter signed by Mayor Drew Boyles, Mayor Pro Tem Chris Pimentel and Councilmembers Lance Giroux, Scot Nicol and Carol Pirsztuk.
The letter outlines why El Segundo is prepared and ready for movement into the less restrictive portions of the Los Angeles County Public Health Recovery Framework.
To read the full letter, please click here.