Murrieta deems all businesses as ‘essential’ in passed resolution

Murrieta City Council discusses the benefits and possible drawbacks of deeming all businesses in Murrieta as “essential” at the city council meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 19. Valley News/Courtesy photo
A proposed resolution was brought forward to the Murrieta City Council regarding the state’s former stay-at-home order, which was lifted Monday, Jan. 25, after the meeting Tuesday, Jan. 19.Presented by staff and requested by Councilmember Lori Stone, the proposed resolution sought to have all businesses that provide a service or product deemed ‘essential’ when businesses follow appropriate safety protocols.The recommended action for city council by staff was that they exercise its discretion to adopt, revise or take no action on the proposed resolution.After the presentation, some discussion regarding the tangible items or benefits for seeing the resolution passed came up.“I think perception becomes reality, and there is no consumer confidence right now in local pol
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