Temecula City Council’s decision doesn’t do much in real terms, but advocates as much as possible

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The Temecula City Council debated for more than two hours before approving an advocacy letter and plan for reopening the city to be sent to county and state officials recently. But that action isn’t as impactful as it may seem, as much as some city leaders have indicated it’s their desire to get businesses open as soon as possible, in spite of continuing state health orders. The bottom line is that the city of Temecula, for better or worse, doesn’t have much power to change coronavirus-related health orders. While the Riverside County Board of Supervisors did use its authority to rescind the county public health officer’s orders, including a mandate that all county residents wear masks in public, neither the city nor the county can go much further than that. Municipalities ha
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