Mayoral Barbara Bry reacts to updated COVID-19 reopening guidelines and AB5 amendments
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego councilmember Barbara Bry joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss California’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines and the controversial streetlight sensor contract that was pulled.
Bry said she is “disappointed that the Governor’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy keeps moving the goal posts for local jurisdictions but he’s right that this crisis will be with us for a long time. We need to take cautious and deliberate steps. And we need to measure outcomes before we plan next steps.”
The Mayoral Candidate said if she wins her first priority will be repairing the economic damage COVID-19 has inflicted on San Diego.
Council President Pro Tem also discussed California now exempting about two-dozen more professions from a landmark labor law designed to treat more people like employees instead of contractors.
Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed a bill ending what lawmakers said were unworkable limits on services provided by freelance writers and still photographers, photojournalists, and freelance editors and newspaper cartoonists. It also exempts various artists and musicians, along with some involved in the insurance and real estate industries.
The law that took effect this year was primarily aimed at ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, which are fighting it in court and in a November ballot measure.
Bry talked about her Workplace Equity Initiative as an alternative to AB5.
Barbara Bry is running against Todd Gloria for Mayor of San Diego.