LA County Supervisor calls outdoor dining dangerous, votes to ban it, then goes out to restaurant

Over 31,000 restaurants have been affected by an outdoor dining ban in Los Angeles- but that didn’t stop the LA County Supervisor from dining outdoors mere hours after enacting the aforementioned ban.

Last Tuesday, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl voted to ban outdoor dining, only to show the “for thee, but not for me” mentality that seems to be common among those who frequently push the hardest for restrictions.

FOX 11 was informed by multiple individuals that Kuehl was seen dining outside at Il Forno Trattoria in Santa Monica, an Italian restaurant.

“She did dine al fresco at Il Forno on the very last day it was permissible,” one resident said. “She loves Il Forno, has been saddened to see it, like so many restaurants, suffer from a decline in revenue. She ate there, taking appropriate precautions, and sadly will not dine there again until our Public Health Orders permit.”

The location, which Kuehl has expressed fondness for in the past, was more than happy to accommodate her.

That said, the management of the establishment did not wish to comment.

During Tuesday’s LA County Board of Supervisors meeting, Kuehl called the issue of outdoor dining “a most dangerous situation.”

“This is a serious health emergency and we must take it seriously,” Kuehl said. “The servers are not protected from us, and they’re not protected from their other tables that they’re serving at that particular time, plus all the hours in which they’re working.”

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