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Contra Costa County supervisors to consider steeper health order fines

Original post made on Dec 14, 2020

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is scheduled to discuss (and perhaps approve) new administrative fines for businesses and others found to be breaking the rules.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, December 13, 2020, 5:21 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by Parent and Voter
a resident of Danville
on Dec 14, 2020 at 7:20 am

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Our elected officials are supposed to serve the public, not have the public serve them. They are paid too much money and wield too much power. People like Mitchoff are out of control and are destroying the lives of small business owners and treat voters like little children who are unable to act properly. Can they be recalled or legally removed? Just my opinion.


Posted by Darlene G
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 14, 2020 at 8:43 am

Darlene G is a registered user.

I agree with parent and voter comments. Mitchoff's idea to increase fines is outrageous. Small businesses are struggling to survive, and when those in power decide to tighten restrictions without even following the guidelines they enacted, there should be rebellion.


Posted by The Dude
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 14, 2020 at 8:52 am

The Dude is a registered user.

[removed] Apparently, she doesn't understand that money doesn't grow on trees and some people have needs like food for their families and a roof over their heads.


Posted by MO
a resident of Danville
on Dec 14, 2020 at 10:56 am

MO is a registered user.

Another stunning abuse of power by people who are still able to earn a living!
Restaurants in particular went to great expense to provide outdoor dining and need to continue in order to survive.


Posted by Dalen
a resident of Danville
on Dec 14, 2020 at 10:59 am

Dalen is a registered user.

Stop taking a paycheck until ALL BUSINESSES are allowed to run at 100% and their workers are all back to work - what’s good for the goose - its only fair everyone feels the pain - its really easy to make demands when you aren’t affected.


Posted by American
a resident of Danville
on Dec 15, 2020 at 7:23 am

American is a registered user.

Every elected politician in our state should have to take a 50% pay cut during the pandemic to learn a little empathy for those who are suffering during these difficult times. Stop treating hard working people as the enemy, and until there is actual medical evidence that allowing restaurants to open out door dining has a noticeably adverse affect on the virus numbers stop with the draconian witch hunts.


Posted by CCResident
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Dec 16, 2020 at 8:19 am

CCResident is a registered user.

I totally disagree with all the comments. It's not a question of money/business but a health issue and people breaking the rules and the ignoring penalties associated with it. If people have a disregard for these rules, they should either run for office themselves and change these ordinances or accept the consequences, i.e. higher fines. Fines are warnings...if people disregard them then there is no respect for the rule of law.


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