California City Officials Calling For Governor Newsom To Suspend Several State Laws During Crisis

California city officials are asking Governor Newsom to suspend or delay several state laws during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. They cite that challenges associated with the pandemic have made it impossible to comply with environmental regulations to public records laws. The League of California Cities is seeking to delay the California Public Records Act, which requires transparency in government decision-making and spending. Opponents of the request argue that the public will not be able to oversee financial improprieties, public employee wrongdoing and fraud.