- September 30, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, Sept. 28, effectively advanced a city measure that would require businesses to obtain proof of vaccination from patrons before they could enter indoor spaces at bars, restaurants, gyms, nail salons and other sites — but there was no vote taken, because Councilman Joe Buscaino invoked an obscure rule allowing him to avoid having to post a dissenting vote.
The proposed ordinance, which would go into effect Nov. 4, would go beyond a similar order at the county level that is requiring proof of vaccinations for indoor spaces, but at fewer types of locations.
There had much build-up to the anticipated vote, including L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis and Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer appearing with Council President Nury Martinez at a news conference leading up to what was billed as a vote on the matter.
While the move likely did not delay the implementation of the mandate, the quirky procedural step by…