County supervisors suspending meetings until April amid pandemic

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County supervisors voted unanimously today to cancel their remaining meetings this month and resume meetings on April 7, after which they intend to convene regular business every two weeks, as a precaution during the worsening coronavirus pandemic. "We really need to adhere to the spirit and essence of social distancing," Supervisor Chuck Washington said. "It's just hard to do that every week." Supervisor Jeff Hewitt concurred, saying the correct approach would be to "minimize contact" and "go to our little bunker" to reduce exposure risks. Supervisors Kevin Jeffries and Karen Spiegel initially opposed the revised schedule, worrying that it would send the wrong signal to constituents, stoking fear, and also hamper the Board of Supervisors' ability to co
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