Newsmakers with JR
Panel: Who Will Enforce Gavin's Curfew? Plus: City Hall, Supes, SBUSD and UCSB Tragedy
Gavin Newsom's latest edict, slapping a 10 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew on more than 90 percent of Californians, has been greeted with annoyance, confusion and eye-rolling around the state - especially in the wake of his own recent excellent adventure in late-night dining.
In Santa Barbara County, as with so many other pandemic restrictions, there's also the question of how it's going to be enforced.
On a new episode of Newsmakers TV, Delaney Smith and Josh Molina join the host for a discussion of how the curfew may -- or may not -- be observed on State Street and beyond, particularly at a time when many businesses are struggling to hang on, while local governments experience ongoing shortfalls of tax revenue.
Budget issues were a big reason the SB City Council voted to purchase automated license plate readers to replace kiosk workers at city parking lots this week, and also were the backdrop for the Board of Supervisors hearing a new report about financial shortfalls over the next several years.
The gang has all the latest on those issues, plus updates on the state calling out SB's Unified School District for the huge percentage of Latinos being placed in special education programs; the city's controversial electric bicycle program and the tragic death of a UCSB staff worker under questionable circumstances on the Campus Point bluffs.
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