LA County supervisors are back in their rooms – but not yet the public – Pasadena Star News

  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J Mitchell at the Board of Supervisors meeting on April 5, 2022. (Bryan Chan/Los Angeles County)

  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger at the Board of Supervisors meeting on April 5, 2022. (Bryan Chan/Los Angeles County)

  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn at the Board of Supervisors meeting on April 5, 2022. (Bryan Chan/Los Angeles County)

  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl at the Board of Supervisors meeting on April 5, 2022. (Bryan Chan/Los Angeles County)

  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L Solis at the Board of Supervisors meeting on April 5, 2022. (Bryan Chan/Los Angeles County)

  • Los Angeles County supervisors at the Board of Supervisors meeting on April 5, 2022. Left to right: Sheila Kuehl, Kathryn Barger, Holly J Mitchell, Janice Hahn and Hilda L Solis. (Bryan Chan/Los Angeles County)

  • Los Angeles County supervisors at the Board of Supervisors meeting on April 5, 2022. Left to right: Sheila Kuehl, Kathryn Barger, Holly J Mitchell, Janice Hahn and Hilda L Solis. (Bryan Chan/Los Angeles County)

Los Angeles County supervisors met in his chambers for the first time in two years on Tuesday, April 5.

Forced into virtual meetings by the pandemic, the board welcomed supervisors into rooms but halted before letting the public in.

For the time being, meetings remain virtual with only the five supervisors and limited support staff inside the cavernous downtown lobby.

It piqued a sore point among critics and longtime observers, who pressured supervisors to immediately reopen downtown rooms for meetings.

Nonetheless, officials framed the action as a first step in a “gradual plan to return to the council hearing room”.

According to a county statement, the council will continue to follow public health protocols before fully reopening.

Officials anticipate an announcement in the “near future” on the reopening of meetings to the public.

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