Panel: Fewer Covid Cases but School Boards Balk at Waivers - Supes, State St., Carp & Montecito
Despite declining coronavirus infections in the county, Santa Barbara Unified and Goleta Union school districts are in no rush to seek waivers from the state that could allow face-to-face learning for elementary students to resume in the near future.
Delaney Smith, Josh Molina and Nick Welsh join Jerry to survey the latest on the pandemic's local impact and discuss the varied reasons behind the reluctance by officials of large public school districts to take the first step in bringing kids back into classrooms.
Then the gang looks at the Board of Supervisors strange refusal to pass an urgency ordinance to give the county more tools for enforcing Covid health and safety orders against defiant business owners, updates efforts to save and revitalize State Street, gets some laughs from a bizarre online meeting about a proposed roundabout on Olive Mill Road, checks in on a sign-of-the-times city council race in Carpinteria - and more.
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