Hahn sent a letter to Newsom saying she doesn't believe reopening is happening fast enough for small retail businesses.
"What seemed to be a necessary measure at the early onset of this crisis has unintentionally created winners and losers in this 'pandemic economy,' with large retail businesses able to operate, while small retail businesses are struggling and limited to curbside pickup," Hahn said in a statement. "This needs to change."
"Non-essential" retailers are currently allowed to offer curbside pickup, which Hahn writes is unfair because larger retailers such as Target, Costco and Walmart can have customers inside.
I just wrote to Gov. @GavinNewsom proposing that he amend CA's health order to let all retailers re-open with limited capacity, mask requirements, and physical distancing.— Janice Hahn (@SupJaniceHahn) May 21, 2020
This is an important step we can take now to shore up our economy by keeping our small businesses alive. pic.twitter.com/pnmya71kUH
Hahn pointed out many small businesses are not set up for online orders and curbside pickups don't always fit well with the plans of small businesses.
Eyewitness News reached out to Newsom's office regarding Hahn's letter but has not heard back.
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"If these measures are working to keep essential businesses open and safe like Target, Home Depot, and Costco, they can certainly be applied to all retailers," Hahn said in the letter regarding her proposed requirements for retailers to open.
Three cities in northern L.A. County - Lancaster, Palmdale and Santa Clarita - have asked Newsom to move ahead faster, forming a coalition to accelerate reopening. For now, they have to follow the countywide restrictions.
On Thursday, L.A. County announced 46 additional deaths, which brought the total number of deaths past the 2,000 mark to 2,016. The county reported 1,204 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 42,037. But, County Health Director Barbara Ferrer shared new data about how the number of hospitalizations and deaths is dropping week to week.
"Our current seven-day average, number of deaths per day is 37 and this is a 12% decrease from the prior seven-day average," Ferrer said. "Our current three-day average for hospitalizations per day is 1,532 and this is a 15% decrease from the prior three-day average."