County looks to update its pitch to Sacramento

Imperial County has yet receive a response from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office regarding its June 3 letter requesting a variance that would allow it to move forward in its COVID reopening plan. AP FILE PHOTO/JEFF CHIU, POOL

EL CENTRO — Imperial County officials are planning to renew and update their pitch to the Governor’s Office later this week for being granted local control to move on to advanced Stage 2 of the Roadmap to Recovery Plan.

To date, the county has received no response to the letter it sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom requesting a variance. The letter was sent after local officials realized the county may not be able to meet the state metrics for reopening for some time.

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