ORANGE (CBSLA) — The officers overseeing liquor licenses have been implementing coronavirus tips by ensuring eating places are remaining closed to in-person eating, however enterprise homeowners and a few lawmakers are pushing again.
Greater than a dozen Republican state lawmakers despatched a letter to the pinnacle of the Alcoholic Beverage Management on Friday, demanding they cease enforcement on companies which might be working “responsibly” in the course of the pandemic.
Marianne Vrahnos, who serves at a restaurant in Orange risking its license by defying the state’s shutdown order, mentioned she hopes that Orange County will observe behind San Diego and shortly have the ability to reopen its eating places once more to out of doors eating.
“We need to keep open and we’d like it if we didn’t have to fret about ABC, however we’re following each protocol, even above and past,” Vrahnos mentioned. “We misplaced a lot income the primary shut down. I used to be a supervisor now I’m a server due to the shutdown, and now we are attempting to recoup what little we will, to maintain the enterprise going.”
Lawmakers declare that Alcoholic Beverage Management officers shouldn’t have the authorized authority to implement well being guidelines, and might solely go after bars and eating places which might be “endangering the general public and disturbing the peace… failing to forestall fights, assaults, or public drunkenness.”