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Large crowd holds rally against another indoor closure

Posted at 12:22 AM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 03:22:50-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A large crowd held a rally against a reopening rollback and another indoor closure Tuesday.

The rally took place outside the steps of the County Administration building around 4 pm.

The County has been on the cusp of moving into the most restrictive tier in the Governor's safe reopening plan. If that happens, many businesses would be required to close their indoor operations.

Many at the rally pushed for local control. They say local leaders should be able to call the shots to reopen their communities safely.

County Board Vice-Chair Jim Desmond spoke at the rally.

The Board held a special meeting and closed session Monday evening.

Board Chairman Greg Cox released the following statement after the meeting:

"Tonight, our Board of Supervisors met in a special closed session and discussed our legal options regarding the State's reopening criteria and the effect on local businesses and schools. The Board did not vote on any actions. We will continue to work with the State to make sure the metrics accurately reflect the underlying dynamics of the pandemic in San Diego County. The Board will meet again tomorrow at 3:00 pm to provide an update to the public."