Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order addressing a variety of issues in response to the pandemic. 

The order directs the California Department of Transportation to create a process for issuing temporary encroachment permits enabling commercial activities in the state highway right-of-way, allowing businesses located along state highways to expand their outdoor dining options onto sidewalks and parking areas, where safety permits.

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“These figures don’t even account for the recent layoffs of Disney or the recent job reductions,” she said. “… (California is) the number 1 travel destination and when we are hit, we are hit hard.”

Across the state in 2019, visitors spent $144.9 billion in California travel. This year. the revenue is projected to dip to $66.1 billion in spending.